73 Year Old Woman Dies From Injures Sustained in Saturday Traffic Accident

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Guam –  GMH Spokeswoman June Perez confirms that a 73 year old woman who was injured in a traffic accident last Saturday died this morning at GMH.

Perez says that the woman passed away at 4:03am today.

The woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a 2 car accident that occurred on Route 1 in front of the old Block Buster building in Tamuning.

Guam Highway Patrol shut down a stretch of Marine Corps Drive this morning to take measurements of the accident scne after the woman died.

GPD Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that the accident occured about noon last Saturday. The woman was riding in the back seat of a 2009 Nissan Sentra when the man who was driving the car collided with a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor being driven by a woman who had just turned onto Marine Corps Drive from Serenu Avenue.

The woman’s death marks the third traffic fatality of the year on Guam.   

 

[scene of Saturday traffic accident in Tamuning] 

READ the release from Officer Balajadia below:

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

BARRIGADA – The Guam Highway Patrol is investigation the islands reported 3rd Traffic Related Fatality for 2014.  Around 4:00am this morning a 75-yrs-old female who was riding in the back seat of a 2009 Nissan Sentra involved in a crash over the weekend died.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:40pm, officers responded to a crash, Rt.1 (Marine Corps Drive)by Sugarnomics, Tamuning. The male operator of the 2009 Nissan Sentra collided with a female operator of a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor after entering Marine Corps Drive from Serenu Avenue, Tamuning.

Both female passengers in the 2009 Nissan Sentra were transported to GMH.  The operator of the 2007 Misubishi Endeavor refused treatment.

A J Balajadia
Guam Police Department Spokesperson

2014 Traffic Related Fatalities:

1. Saturday, January 18:  A  man was pronounced dead at Guam Memorial Hospital after an early this morning auto-pedestrian accident. Guam Fire Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says medics responded to an Auto-Pedestrian accident with serious injuries at Harmon Loop Road. The 911 call was received at 1:36am. GMH Nursing Supervisory Marie Mafnas told PNC News that the male pedestrian victim was pronounced dead at 2:17am. The man’s identity has not been released.

2. Friday February 14: GMH Nursing Supervisor Bill Toves says the pedestrian victim of a hit and run driver died at GMH at 5:45 this afternoon. He is the second traffic fatality of the year on Guam.  His identify has not yet been released. Earlier, Nursing Supervisor Cely Mangrobang said the pedestrian was on life support, in “very critical” condition. The man was hit by a vehicle on Route 1 near Ypaopao Estates in Dededo. GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says the 911 call came in at 6:08am. He said CPR was conducted on the man at the scene, and enroute to GMH.

3. Saturday, April 5th: 73 year old woman injured in  auto accident in Tamuning in front of the old Blockbuster building. She passed away Thursday April 10th at 4:03am