For Monday, December 20, 2010
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 20, 2010
A young man and a teenage girl suffered "multiple traumatic injuries" Saturday night in Kailua-Kona when their mo-ped hit a Ford F-350 truck, Big Island firefighters said.
The truck was heading south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and making a left turn onto Kealakehe Parkway at about 6:30 p.m. when it collided with the mo-ped, driven by a man in his 20s, firefighters said.
The mo-ped driver and the female, teenage passenger were found unconscious in the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway.
Drivers were assisting the injured mo-ped riders when firefighters and paramedics arrived. The pair was taken in critical condition to Kona Hospital. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
Honolulu police have initiated a negligent-injury case after a subsidized police vehicle ran over a pedestrian's foot Saturday night on Pahoa Avenue.
According to police, a 22-year-old man was walking north on the shoulder of Pahoa Avenue near 21st Avenue when he attempted to cross the street and was struck by the officer's vehicle, a 2003 Mustang, which was heading west on Pahoa.
Police said the left side of the car's fender struck the pedestrian; the pedestrian's left foot was run over by at least one of the tires. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center with a broken foot.
The incident occurred in clear but dimly lit conditions.