A POLISH national was injured when the motorcycle he was driving in San Francisco, Camotes crashed last Monday.

Artur Jakope Cronek, 42, broke his right leg. He also had wounds in his left leg.

He was brought to the district hospital in Camotes after the 5 p.m. accident.

The accident happened on a slippery road.

Cronek’s wife Beteena called the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) to bring her husband to a Cebu City hospital. He worried that her husband might need a blood transfusion.

Baltazar Tribunalo, head PDRRMC, asked the [ermission of Lt. Gen. Raul del Rosario, Central Command chief, to airlift Cronek at 2:30 am yesterday.

Tribunalo said that Cronek is now out of danger and recuperating at Chong Hua Hospital.

“We thanked God that we were able to save a life, and we thanked Lt. Gen. (Raul) del Rosario and his deputy commander for granting our request for a helicopter to airlift Cronek and brought him to a hospital complete with facility,” Tribunalo said.

Tribunalo visited the Croneks at the hospital yesterday afternoon.

He said Beteena thanked all who helped them. Despite the limited facilities in the district hospital, its staff did their best to help Cronek, Beteena said.

Del Rosario reported to Gov. Hilario Davide III their rescue of Cronek.

Del Rosario said that he immediately approve the airlifting of the Croneks from Camotes to Cebu City because it was needed and he knew Tribunalo.

He said DRMMC is part of military activities and that Tribunalo of PDRRMC has been conducting joint disaster training exercises with Centcom and some foreign counterparts.

Del Rosario said that now that there is a ceasefire between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Centcom helps in maintenance of peace and order in the country.

Tribunalo said that the AFP has a good disaster risk reduction program.