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PTA crash 06-08-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone: 961-2332
June 8, 2011
Report No. T11002380

Media Release

A 44-year-old Hawaiʻi Army National Guardsman from Ewa Beach, Oahu, was critically injured in a Humvee crash on the old Saddle Road, .3 miles west of the 36-mile marker, which is between the old main gate at the Pohakuloa Training Area and Bradshaw Army Air Field.

Responding to a 6:56 p.m. call Tuesday (June 7), South Hilo patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a Humvee and traveling west on the old Saddle Road when he attempted to avoid a goat that had jumped onto the roadway.

The Humvee ran off the right side of the road, up an embankment and overturned.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and pinned underneath.

The driver was extricated from under the vehicle and taken by Fire Rescue personnel to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he wad listed in critical condition.

A 21-year-old passenger who is also a guardsman from Kalihi, Oahu, was not injured.

The driver was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu for further treatment.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers are assisting with the investigation.