Alig: Dededo mayor in stable condition after being hurt in crash

This is the railing that the vehicle crashed into (PNC photo by Mo Jones)

Dededo mayor Melissa Savares is in stable condition after being injured during an auto-pedestrian crash involving 5 adults in front of Benavente Middle School Thursday afternoon.

Mayors Council of Guam president Jesse Alig confirmed that the Dededo mayor was among those injured.

“I visited GRMC to see her. I was told that she was stable and will be taken care of,” Alig told PNC.

He added: “We are praying for her and hope she recovers soon.”

Aside from the Dededo mayor, three other individuals were transported to Guam Regional Medical City and two individuals to Guam Memorial Hospital for treatment and care.

According to GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, the auto-pedestrian crash occurred on West Santa Monica in Dededo by Benavente Middle School.

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Preliminary reports suggest that at around 2:00 pm, government officials from the Dededo Mayor’s Office and the Department of Agriculture were on the sidewalk area on West Santa Monica by Benavente Middle School when a silver Nissan Altima, traveling west on West Santa Monica, ran off the roadway and struck five individuals on the sidewalk.

GPD is investigating whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. The driver was found unconscious after the crash.

The case has been forwarded to GPD’S Highway Patrol Division.