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4-year-old girl dies after Barrigada crash
The 4-year-old girl who was brought to Naval Hospital following an auto collision in Barrigada last night has died. Another crash victim, an adult male from the same vehicle, remains in critical condiction at Guam Memorial Hospital.
Coleen San Nicolas Perez, Joint Region Marianas deputy public affairs officer, confirmed this morning the girl was pronounced dead at about 7 a.m. Her death marks the island's 13th traffic-related fatality this year.
The man's condition was confirmed this morning by GMH nursing supervisor Josie Zamora.
Guam Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the tri-intersection of Routes 8, 10, and 16 in Barrigada at about 11 p.m. The crash involved 2008 Toyota Yaris and 2008 Hyudai Tuscon SUV.
The driver of Yaris was traveling north on Route 8 when he failed to obey the traffic signal and collided with a the Tuscon, said police spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia. A man driving the Tuscon was attempting a left turn onto Route 10, Balajadia said.
The young girl was found on the floorboard behind the rear passenger seat of the Yaris, Balajadia said. The police spokesman was unable to say if the girl was wearing a seatbelt or restrained in a child safety seat at the time of the crash.
The Tuscon driver was taken to Naval Hospital complaining of neck, back and hip pain, Balajadia said in a press release. The Yaris driver was taken straight to GMH, Balajadia said.
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