POSTED: 7:28 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 8:26 a.m. HST, Oct 5, 2011
Five people were injured Tuesday in a four-vehicle crash on Hawaii Belt Road near Papaikou, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. None of the injuries were life-threatening, the department said.
The crash was reported at 7:36 a.m. at mile marker 7. A semi-trailer truck, a pickup truck and two sedans were involved, the department said.
Two males and two females were taken to Hilo Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. A fifth person, a man, was injured but declined medical treatment.
The road was closed for about an hour and traffic was detoured to Old Mamalahoa Highway. Police began an investigation.