Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229
Report No. 19-100425
A 66-year-old Kailua-Kona man suffered severe injuries following a single vehicle collision on Saturday (December 21, 2019) in Kailua-Kona on Kaiwi Street.
The 66-year-old male has not been positively identified.
Responding to a 2:41 p.m. call, police determined that a white 2019 Honda Ruckus moped heading west had pulled out of a parking lot onto Kaiwi Street and lost control. The 66-year-old male was ejected from the moped and onto the roadway. The male suffered severe head injuries and was transported to the Kona Community Hospital for treatment. He was later transported to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu where he is listed in critical condition.
Police do believe that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
The 66-year-old male was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Traffic Crash investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 326-4646 ext. 229. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.