Another accident kills 2, hurts 15 in Toledo-A A +A
Saturday, January 19, 2013
CEBU - Two people were killed while at least 15 were hurt when a public utility jeepney (PUJ) crashed into a parked dump truck in Toledo City last night.
In the second fatal traffic accident this week, the unidentified truck driver was reportedly eating dinner when the accident occurred.
Superintendent Henry Biñas, Toledo City police chief, revealed that the accident in Barangay Juan Climaco Sr. (formerly Magdugo), Toledo City happened at 7 p.m.
Based on their initial investigation, the jeepney was heading for Barangay Don Andres Soriano when it suddenly hit the parked 10-wheeler truck.
Police were still questioning the jeepney driver as of press time. One of the women who died was identified as Mary Rose Bangkok, while the other remained unidentified Friday night.
Earlier this week, 11 people died and 50 others were injured in Sitio Gaway-gaway, Barangay Uling, Naga City when a trailer truck rammed a passenger bus.
Fifteen injured passengers were brought to the Toledo District Hospital, but were later transferred to the Vicente Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).
The initial report that reached Toledo Vice Mayor Arlene Zambo was that 29 were injured. They were at first brought to the city’s hospital, before being transferred to Cebu City.
The Toledo City Government will extend financial and medical assistance to the victims.
In a text message, Vice Mayor Zambo said the local officials are coordinating with the staff of Representative Pablo John Garcia (Cebu Province, third district), who were at the VSMMC to attend to the survivors. (JKV/FMG/Sun.Star Cebu)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 20, 2013.