Driver killed, passenger injured in wreck near entrance to park on Highway 11

Glenn Honda | |

KA’U, HI – Police said a driver was killed and a passenger injured in a high-speed accident in Ka’u on Sunday night, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports.

The crash happened on Highway 11 near the entrance to the Manuka State Recreational Park.  According to police, the driver of a 2008 Mercedes Benz 280 convertible lost control while going north at a very high rate of speed shortly after 8 p.m.

The vehicle went off the roadway and hit a rock wall sign in front of the park. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Waikola, was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead after being taken to Kona Community Hospital. The man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, investigators said.

A passenger in the car, a 25-year-old man from Kailua-Kona, was hospitalized in stable condition.

Speed and impairment are suspected to have been contributing factors in the fatal wreck, according to investigators.

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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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