Two men were injured Monday evening when a semitrailer collided with a compact sedan on Kawaihae Road in South Kohala.
Responding to the 5:46 p.m. report, Waimea and South Kohala firefighters and rescue personnel determined a semitrailer and compact sedan had apparently collided near mile marker 61, in the vicinity of Ouli Street, on Kawaihae Road, according to the department, which had no further information on the vehicles’ direction of travel.
Two men, ages 22 and 60, were transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital following the crash, according to the department. It is unclear which man was driving which vehicle, however, the sedan’s driver was trapped in the vehicle and suffered multiple traumatic injuries.
Kawaihae Road was closed for about an hour while crews remained on the scene. Police had no further information available early Tuesday morning.