Pepeekeo crash 07-26-08 (posted 07-28-08)

Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol Section
Sergeant Darryel Tolentino
Phone: 961-2213
July 26, 2008
Report No. C08022896

Media Release

Hawaii County Police are investigating an incident that resulted in the hospitalization of a 20-year-old man.

On Saturday (July 26) at 7:17 p.m., South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to Hilo Medical Center in response to a call received from hospital personnel reporting that a 20-year-old man had been transported to the Emergency Room for treatment of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident. The accident occurred on Indian Tree Road in Pepeekeo Agriculture Lots located south of Route 19 (Hawaii Belt Road).

Initial information provided by the operator of the responsible vehicle was that the victim was struck by a farm truck, which was in the process of hauling produce to a processing area.

The victim was transported to Hilo Medical Center via private vehicle after he collapsed on the roadway with numerous injuries to his head and body. He is listed in critical condition.

Police are classifying this case as a Negligent Injury. The Traffic Enforcement Unit section is assisting with the investigation

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have further information to call Officer Malia Bohol at 961-2213, Robert Pauole at 961-2332 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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