Guam – Eight tourists were treated and released at Guam Memorial Hospital this afternoon after a Micronesian Hopsitality Inc Tour Bus rear ended a Real World Diving van in front of the Sand Castle in Tumon just before noon.
GMH Nursing Supervisor Cely Mangrobang told PNC that eight patients were brought to the emergency room. One of the patients is an infant, one is a toddler and six are adults Mangrobang said. The patients were all discharged by 4pm according to Mangrobang. Guam Police Department Public Information Officer AJ Balajadia said three patients were also taken to Naval Hospital. Balajadia says the injuries were not serious but the patients were taken to Naval Hospital because GMH was overwhelmed.
Balajadia says the accident occured after a taxi pulled out in front of the van causing the driver of the van to hit the brakes which then resulted in the tour bus rear ending the van. The bus driver was cited for not allowing a safe following distance according to Balajadia.
The Guam Fire Department and Guam Police Department responded to the scene with some assistance from Guam Medical Transport.