Pedestrian Hit and Run Victim Dies; 2ed Traffic Fatality of the Year

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Guam – GMH Nursing Supervisor Bill Toves says that 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, both have been pedestrians struck by vehicles.

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.

Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia says that traffic in the area was diverted for a few hours while Guam Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

No further details, or description of the vehicle that fled the scene, had been released, as of this posting.  The victim’s identify has not yet been released.

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.