Car hits man in Dandan

Victim said to be a Best Sunshine manager
Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services medics attend to a man who was injured after a car struck him as he was crossing Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road in front of the MangoSix Restaurant in Dandan last Friday night. (Ferdie de la Torre)

Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services medics attend to a man who was injured after a car struck him as he was crossing Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road in front of the MangoSix Restaurant in Dandan last Friday night. (Ferdie de la Torre)

A man was seriously injured after a vehicle hit him as he was crossing Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road near MangoSix Restaurant in Dandan last Friday night.

Witnesses said the victim is a manager of Best Sunshine International Ltd. who stays in an inn near the area.

As of press time there was no update from the Department of Public Safety about the victim’s medical condition at the Commonwealth Health Center.

DPS has yet to release information about the accident.

Saipan Tribune learned from witnesses that it was dark in the area where the accident happened at about 10pm.

The victim, an Asian male, was holding a cellphone and had crossed the highway from the front of MangoSix toward Just Laundry.

A white Rav 4, being driven by a man, was traveling toward San Jose when it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was thrown several meters away. The vehicle had a huge dent on its hood.

Police officers and medics from the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived. While medics did attend to the victim, it took about 25 minutes before an ambulance came, a witness said.

The victim, who was wearing a dark shirt, was earlier seen using his cellphone while walking on the dimly lit area on the shoulder of the road in front of MangoSix.

Police placed the incident under further investigation.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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