Four injured in car collision


This green Toyota RAV4 is almost totaled after colliding with a sedan along Route 30 in Chalan Kanoa yesterday morning. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

A collision between a sedan and a sports utility vehicle along Route 30 in Chalan Kanoa sent four individuals to the Commonwealth Health Center’s emergency room yesterday morning and blocked the highway on both sides, causing major traffic in the area.

According to Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert Mojica, a woman called 911 at around 9:40am and reported a motor vehicle collision in front of Great Harvest Bakery in Chalan Kanoa.

Due to the nature of the call, units were dispatched to the scene, where it was discovered that four individuals were involved in the crash. They were then transported to the CHC emergency room. Fortunately, Mojica said, there were no fatalities.

He said that medics responded to the scene at 9:41am and they were soon at the scene at 9:43am. “There was a total of four patients that were treated on scene, fully immobilized, and transported to the hospital…” Mojica said.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson Adrian Pangelinan corroborated the details of the accident and stated that the victims remain at CHC.

The accident remains under investigation. The police have yet to release the names of the persons involve in the collision.

Videos of the crash went viral on various social media platforms, showing a red sedan pulled to the side of the northbound lane, while a green Toyota RAV4 was seen nearly totaled in the middle of the road.

The entire passenger side of the RAV4 was destroyed and was barely recognizable while the sedan sustained comparatively lesser damage.

Saipan Tribune went to the scene and interviewed individuals who were present during the incident.

According to a man who was working nearby, he said the driver and passenger of the green Toyota RAV4 was headed south along Route 30 when the driver of the sedan came out from the Great Harvest Bakery side of the road, colliding with the SUV.

“It was the sedan’s fault because the other car had right of way. Also, it’s like he wasn’t paying attention and was just in a rush to get to the main road,” the witness said.

No further details were given about the accident.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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