Wife of brgy councilman dies in mishap

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Sunday, June 15, 2014


THE wife of a barangay councilor died, while three others were injured, in a vehicular accident in Barangay Tabunan, Cebu City last Thursday afternoon.

Joy Anne Rosaut, 39, sustained severe head injuries that caused her death after the motorcycle she rode on collided with another motorcycle.

Son

The accident happened at 4:30 p.m. last Thursday.

Her four-year-old son, Kyle, who was seated behind the driver, sustained minor injuries.

The black XRM motorcycle was driven by Joy’s husband, Owen, who is a councilor of Baranga Langub, Asturias town.

Injuries

Owen also sustained injuries on the head and legs.

The driver of the other motorcycle, Cerilo Capol, who was also injured, was reportedly heading to Cebu City when the accident happened.

SPO1 Porferio Lim of the City Traffic and Operations Management (Citom) said the motorcycles came from opposite directions.

Capol reportedly did not notice Owen, who was maneuvering the motorcycle on a hilly portion of the road.

Impact

Due to the strong impact, both drivers and the two passengers were thrown off the motorcycles.

Joy died before reaching the hospital, while Capol, Owen and Kyle were treated for their injuries.

Ambulance

Meanwhile, an ambulance was hit by a taxi yesterday morning on Natalio Bacalso Ave., Cebu City.

The taxi, driven by Edilberto Racas, was passing by the corner of Tres de Abril on Natalio Bacalso Ave., when the accident happened.

Racas said he did not see the ambulance, which was headed to a private hospital in Cebu City and was driven by Edilberto Reyes, coming and it was too late when he tried to step on the brakes.

Emergency

SPO1 Anthony Delijero of Citom said Racas was then facing a green light, while the ambulance, which came from Talisay City, was running on a stop light.

“As it was an emergency, the ambulance need not wait for the green light and the taxi has to give way. Unfortunately, the taxi driver did not notice the ambulance,” said Delijero.

Mystica Parogalinog, 48, who was being rushed to the hospital for a stomach ache, sustained bruises after the ambulance was hit. Delijero said both parties agreed to settle the matter.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 16, 2014.

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