2 killed, 1 injured in separate road mishaps-A A +A
Saturday, September 15, 2012
TWO persons were killed while one was injured in two separate road mishaps in different areas of Bacolod City Thursday evening.
Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head Luisito Acebuche Friday identified the fatalities as Rey Jaducana, 28, of Purok Katilingban, Barangay Banago; and Larry Legaspi, 36, a native of Barangay Tobogon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental and temporarily staying at Purok San Roque, Barangay Tangub, of said city.
The injured was identified as John Rey Manong of Purok Katilingban, Barangay Banago, Bacolod.
Acebuche said at 11:30 p.m. at San Juan Street, Purok Makawiwili, Barangay Banago, while Manong was driving his Honda XRM motorcycle with his back rider, Jaducana, they collided with a Toyota Revo driven by Webster Joseph Francis Celis, 36, of Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod.
He said Celis was travelling from south to north of San Juan Street, Purok Makawiwili and when he stopped and executed a U-turn going back to south direction, he collided with the victims.
Acebuche added Manong and Jaducana sustained serious injuries in different parts of their bodies and they were rushed to the Riverside Medical Center for medical treatment but at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Jaducana was declared dead by his attending physician.
Acebuche said Celis also voluntarily surrendered to Station 3 after the accident. On the other hand, Legaspi was killed when he was accidentally bumped by an unidentified vehicle at Araneta Street, fronting Transcom, Barangay Tangub, this city at 11:30 p.m.
Acebuche said Legaspi was accidentally bumped by unidentified vehicle while he was walking along Araneta Street.
He said the victim died on the spot after the accident, and they are still conducting further investigation to identify the vehicle.
Acebuche disclosed that from August to September 14, 2012, five pedestrians were killed in hit and run incidents in the city.
The BTAO chief appealed to drivers of vehicles who bumped the pedestrians to voluntarily surrender to help the family of the victims.
Earlier, a street cleaner in this city was also killed when she was accidentally bumped by a Honda Jazz vehicle. The driver is still unidentified. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 15, 2012.