9 die, 9 hurt in Nueva Ecija highway mishap-A A +A
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NINE people were killed and nine others were injured in a road accident in Nueva Ecija province Wednesday dawn, the police said.
The police identified six out of the nine persons who perished Wednesday dawn in a road collision between a truck, passenger bus and a motorcycle.
Police Regional Office 3 chief Edgardo Ladao identified the fatalities in the Victor Liner Bus (CWR-195) as Ryan Camangeg, the bus' driver; Leoncio and Evangeline Pajarillo, the riders of the Honda Wave motorcycle (YZ-5358); and Isuzu truck gasoline tanker (XMD-771) driver Sylvino Marzo -- all four died on the spot due to the collision.
Also killed were bus passengers Donatella Aquino and Marife Cale Bondoc.
The identities of the other three fatalities are still not known as of this posting Wednesday.
The bodies are now at the Muñoz Funeral Homes in Barangay Bantog (West) of the above-mentioned city.
The accident happened in Maharlika Highway at Purok Curva, Barangay Bantug, Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija province, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
The state disaster risk reduction council also identified the injured victims as Rolando Colanes of Piat, Cagayan; Maria Rowena Dacanay of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya; Arthur Antonio Solinas of Sta. Maria, Nueva Vizcaya; Juan Lima Taguilan of Enrile, Cagayan; Araceli R. Medina; Jone Andalang; Arthur A. Calinas; Elvino T. Bajinang; and Alama T. Sansano.
Colanes was rushed to Paulino G. Garcia Memorial Research Hospital in Cabanatuan City, while Dacanay, Solinas, and Taguilan were taken to San Jose General Hospital in San Jose City. Rushed to Central Luzon State University infirmary Hospital, Bantug, Science City of Muñoz were Medina, Andalang Calinas Bajinang and Sansano.
Superintendent Michael Angelo Zuñiga, city police chief, said the accident transpired around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He said the bus was bound for Manila when the motorcycle driven by the Pajarillos overtook it, forcing the bus to swerve and ram head-on an oil tanker on the opposite side of the highway before crashing into the motorcycle.
This resulted to the death of the nine victims and injuries to nine others.
Zuñiga said they are still investigating to determine who is liable for the road mishap. (PNA/Sunnex)