Micronesia News

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Jaws of Life used to extract passengers in fatal crash in Guam

The Guam Police Department investigates the island's third traffic-related fatality of the year. Guam Fire and Guam Police got the call around 3:30 Thursday morning for a two-car crash along Marine Corps Drive in Upper Tumon. "Now preliminary reports suggest that a Mitsubishi outlander was executing a left turn from Santos Hill onto Marine Corps Drive when a Toyota Yaris was traveling southbound collided with the Mitsubishi outlander," Police spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao said. He confirmed firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate the four passengers that were trapped inside Yaris. "Now one of the occupants was noted to be lifeless and unresponsive," Tapao said. "CPR was being conducted on this individual as he was being transported to Guam Regional Medical City for treatment and care." The occupant was pronounced deceased by attending physicians. This marks the third traffic-related fatality of the year.
KUAM News Channel 8

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

House fire in Dededo displaces one

A Dededo man is living in a tent after a fire ripped through his house early this morning. Guam firefighters were at the scene of the overnight blaze on Chalan Ibang. The resident of that home, a 48-year-old man, declined to be interviewed on camera. He told PNC that he and his girlfriend were coming home when they found the house and two vehicles in the yard on fire. He called 911 at around 3:15 a.m. and fire crews rushed to the scene. They extinguished the blaze by around 3:40 this morning. No one was injured. The home was on the victim’s grandmother’s Chamorro Land Trust land. He said he’ll live in a tent on that property until he figures out what’s next. The house was made of wood and had a tin roof. According to Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares, it was due for a rebuild.
PNC Guam

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