Sunday , June 24, 2018

22 persons hurt in Bugallon town road accident

TWENTY-TWO persons were hurt when a passenger jeepney collided with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) Wednesday afternoon, July 26, along the Romulo Highway in Barangay Bañaga, Bugallon town, Pangasinan during a heavy rainfall.

The police identified the injured victims as:

  • Albert Estrada, 42

  • Cyrille Canullas Cervantes, 17

  • Jhirson Abarabar Canullas, 17

  • Jennylyn Dela Cruz Ganiban, 17

  • Danmail Dave Danganan, 19

  • Karen Palma, 17

  • Rolaika Vien Lawan, 15

  • Leanne Essabelle Santos, 15

  • Willbert Yanquiling, 22

  • Kyla Mae Raga, 15

  • Kim Cepeda, 16

  • Arlene Abarabar Gregorio, 21

  • Mary Diane Canabe, 22

  • Jaen Pancho, 21;

  • Wilfredo Lapid Padilla, 22

  • Juana Yuson, 51

  • Rhea-Belle Ann Versoza, 19

  • Romulo Sagun, 60

  • Ric De Vera

  • Andres De Vera

  • Gerson Valerio

  • Kenneth Versoza

The jeepney was driven by Estrada, of Barangay Magtaking, Bugallon, while the red Mitsubishi Montero was driven by Sagun, of Barangay Polong in the same town.

Versoza, Valerio, and the De Veras were Sagun's companions on board the SUV. The rest of the victims were passengers of the jeepney.

Bugallon police's investigation showed that the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. at a sharp curve of the Bañaga Bridge wherein the SUV was found to have encroached the opposite lane.

Investigation also showed that Sagun, who smelled of alcohol, was not able to present a driver's license to the authorities. (PNA)