Fatality in Dandan accident identified
An 18-year-old Carolinian female was struck in front of the Marianas Printing Shop in San Jose Village by a southbound grey Toyota Tacoma yesterday.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred in the inner northbound lane of Beach Road in San Jose, between Mobil Gas Station and Lei Rent-A-Car.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Management Services received a call from DPS 911 at 5:05am about an auto-pedestrian accident. At 5:07am, Medic-4 from the Koblerville Fire Station and Rescue-1 from the Susupe station were dispatched.
Upon arrival, the female was found lying on the ground complaining of neck pain. A cervical collar and spine board were used to prevent further injuries to the patient.
Based on EMTs assessment, the patient has sustained multiple abrasions on her face, an avulsion on her right leg, and lacerations on her right arm and lower back.
A friend of victim says she was calling out and chasing the 18-year-old female pedestrian as she ran westbound d unto Beach Road.
The witness said that the victim was heavily intoxicated and was stumbling when she was struck by a gray 4-door Tacoma pickup truck.
The patient was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center emergency room where she was admitted for further observation and treated for multiple lacerations and abrasions.
At the time of the incident, the victim’s blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit. She was wearing a black T-shirt, dark pants, and the area was dimly lit. Police officers also noted the front windshield of the Tacoma was tinted, adding to poor visibility.
There was no evidence that the driver of the Tacoma pickup was speeding or drinking at the time of the accident and no arrests were made.
No information regarding the patient’s condition will be released by DFEMS.
As per DPS, the case is under investigation.
Meanwhile, the woman killed after being hit by a van at 5:20am last Monday in front of Twin’s Super Market has been identified.
The victim was Angelita Lozada, 48 years old and Filipino. Lozada sustained several severe injuries and was brought to the CHC emergency room for treatment. She was pronounced dead by an attending doctor at 5:35am.
The driver of a 2016 white Honda Odyssey was heading east on the outer lane driving at a speed of approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour when the victim entered the street.
The driver said he did not see the victim who was not in a designated crosswalk until a passenger in the car he was driving yelled “people!”
By the time he reacted, it was too late as his car already collided with the victim.
The accident is still under investigation and investigating officers have ruled out alcohol as a determining factor in the case.