3 teens dead in Toril mishap

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


THREE teens died while a young man was injured in a road accident along McArthur Highway in Barangay Sirawan, Toril, Davao City, on Monday evening.

Senior Police Officer 4 Zandy Amerkhan, investigator of the Toril police station, identified the fatalities as Hairy Namie, 17; Jaber Campilo, 17, both residents of Barangay Sirawan, Toril; and Haron Barrida, 17, resident of Barangay Lizada, Toril; while the injured is Bara Talib, 20, resident of Barangay Lizada in Toril.

A certain Argie M. Gerbolingo, an employee of Davao Rich Wood Marketing Corporation, was left unscathed.

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Police investigation showed that around 11:30 p.m., the three teen were onboard a Suzuki motorcycle LI-6645 driven by Namie bound to St. Joseph Homes in Toril from Purok Subay when collided with a Yamaha motorcycle with plate number 7332-LL, driven by Talib.

Amerkhan said the teeners overtook an Isuzu truck RKC-274 driven by Gerbolingo and collided with Talib's motorcycle.

"After the collision, the Suzuki motorcycle hit the left rear portion of the Isuzu truck that resulted to the immediate death of the three minors while the driver of the other motorcycle was injured," Amerkhan said.

Amerkhan added that neither one possesses a driver's license. Talib was brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center. (Ivy C. Tejano)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 21, 2012.

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