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Big Island police look for driver in crash that injured mo-ped driver

Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a vehicle that critically injured a mo-ped driver in Kona.

A witness told police a southbound vehicle on Queen Kaahumanu Highway was turning left onto Kealakehe Parkway when it hit the mo-ped about 8:05 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle completed the turn and drove off, the witness said. 

The mo-ped driver sustained severe head injuries and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, where he is listed in critical condition, police said. 

Police described the vehicle as possibly a dark-colored pickup truck or SUV. It probably has front-end damage and may have a broken or cracked windshield, police said. 

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident to call officer Josiah Coe at 326-4646, ext. 254.

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