Motorcycle accident claims life of 35-year-old man


The man lost control of his motorcycle, struck a curb and slammed into a fire hydrant.

Guam – Another life has been claimed on Guam’s roadways. A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead early this morning following a motorcycle crash in Tumon.

Guam Police Department Spokesman Officer AJ Balajadia says at around 2:30 Friday morning, the victim was riding his 2008 Kawasaki GX 6R motorcycle along Pale San Vitores Rd in Tumon near Outrigger Hotel when he lost control of his bike and slammed into a fire hydrant.

The fatal crash was caught on surveillance video and is now circling social media.

Balajadia reports the male individual was taken to the Guam Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:57 am.

“Injuries appear to be skull fractures and head trauma,” said Balajadia, adding that and autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death.

Guam Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the crash.

This is the second traffic-related fatality in a matter of just over 24 hours. Early Thursday morning, a 66-year-old man was killed in a single car crash along Harmon Loop Rd. The victim lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a concrete power pole.