Triple collision leaves 2 injured

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A triple car collision along Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road in San Jose resulted in two minor injuries. Fortunately, there were no fatalities.

Last Saturday, a red Hyundai Tucson collided with two other vehicles along Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road across San Jose Mart while it was headed toward Middle Road.

The driver of the Tucson, a girl in her late teens, suffered minor injuries following the incident but did not need to be taken to the Commonwealth Health Center.

A passenger of one of the vehicles that she ran into, a red Toyota Tacoma truck, also suffered minor injuries from the accident but also declined to be brought to CHC. He was tended to by Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services ambulance staff on site.

The third vehicle involved, a gold Toyota Highlander, was nearly totaled from the impact of the crash. Fortunately, the vehicle had no passengers as it was just parked in the area.

The incident took place around 8:55pm. Department of Public Safety officers arrived at the scene at around 9pm. DFEMS responding units came in at around 9:10pm.

At the scene, a man who witnessed the crash said he was driving behind the red Tucson because it had just overtaken him. He said the vehicle seemed to be driving at a high speed when it overtook him.

He said the red Tacoma, which was coming out of Tammwoora Ave., turned left into Chalan Monsignor Road and was headed toward Beach Road.

The witness said the Tucson didn’t have enough time to stop before the Tacoma turned in and slammed into it.

After hitting the Tacoma, the Tucson swerved and crashed into the Highlander that was parked at the old Dolphin Wholesale parking lot.

The owner of the Highlander said she parks her vehicle there as she works at a nearby store.

According to the operator of the Tucson, the Tacoma had a lot of time to turn into the other lane but the operator was driving really slowly.

She admitted to driving a little over the speed limit but she claims the operator had enough time to drive into the opposite lane or could have waited until they had passed.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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