Driver hospitalized after vehicle slams into utility pole in Kona

Glenn Honda | |

KONA, HI – The Hawaii Police Department is investigating a car crash Saturday night that left a driver critically injured.

According to a news release, the collision occurred on Māmalahoa Highway near Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a in the district of Kona at about 10:11 p.m.

Police determined that the driver of a silver 2023 Jeep Wrangler was heading south near the 23 mile-marker when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder and struck a wood utility pole.  The Jeep rolled over several times and the driver, a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona man, was ejected.

The man was taken to the Kona Community Hospital and was subsequently transported to the Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu where he was listed in critical condition.  He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, investigators said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was asked to contact the police department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit.

Our Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Recovery Law Center have vast experience in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent drivers. We help our clients win their personal injury cases so they and they and their loved ones can get the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in a crash and would like to schedule a free consultation with our legal team, call us at (808) 427-3088 or complete our contact form.

Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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