2 killed, 3 hurt in road mishap-A A +A
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
TWO passengers died while being treated in Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, while three others were injured when an ambulance collided with a tricycle in Bacolod City on Sunday evening.
Traffic Management Unit case investigator Police Officer 2 Eliseo Adraneda Jr. identified on Monday the fatalities as Felix Serna, 66; and Crisanto Pamplona, 38, both residents of Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod.
Initial investigation showed that at about 9 p.m., the Suzuki multi-cab ambulance with plate number SGL 237 driven by Fernando Adrada, 47, of Purok Matinahuron, Barangay Felisa, was bringing Annabelle Villanueva, 28, of Barangay Felisa to the hospital.
The vehicle collided with a tricycle with plate number 1242 PT driven by an unidentified driver and loaded with five passengers, namely Pamplona; Serna; Alfredo Roquez, 46; Alvin Latergo, 45, both residents Barangay Handumanan; and Larry Valderama, 45, of Bangga Totong, Baranngay Felisa.
Adraneda said the ambulance was travelling from south to north of Felisa Road while the tricycle was travelling from north to south of Felisa Road during the accident.
Adraneda said the passengers of the tricycle sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies and were rushed to the CLMMRH for medical treatment but Serna was declared dead by his physician at about 3 a.m. Pamplona was also declared dead at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Adraneda said the driver of the ambulance voluntarily surrendered at Station 10, while the unidentified driver of the tricycle immediately fled after the accident.
Police are still conducting further investigation to determine the identity of the tricycle driver. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 07, 2012.