Sat. Apr 4th, 2020

2 men, one child injured in road mishap at Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge

Two men and a child were hurt after two cars collided at the Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge – Koror side at around 8am on November 22.

An information provided to the media revealed that a caller, who was not identified in the report, alerted the Police Central Station about a car crash at the Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge involving two SUV cars.

The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) said that ambulances and Fire and Rescue officers were immediately dispatched to respond to the incident.

Fire and Rescue Chief Godwin Philip, who was one of those who responded to the scene, later identified the cars as a Black Mazda Tribute driven by a certain Quincy Oiterong, 43, while the other car was a Blue Mazda Tribute driven by another man who was taking his child to school when the incident happened (names withheld to avoid identification of a minor).

Based on their initial investigation, Chief Philip said that the Black Mazda Tribute driven by Quincy Oiterong was allegedly bypassing several cars along the causeway until it collided into the other car.

Bureau of Public Safety Aloysius Alonz, in the same interview, said that the child and his father both sustained injury on the arm and wrist, respectively, as a result of the incident.

Chief Philip, meanwhile, when explaining the extent of the injury, said that the responding officers suspected that the child’s elbow and his father’s wrist were dislocated.

The other driver, Oiterong, also complained about an injury on his hip, Chief Philip said.

The case is still undergoing investigation but the police said that the incident was non-alcohol related. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)