TEN persons died in separate road accidents in Negros Island in the past three days.
Ramy Robete, 50, of Purok Bantud, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, died after his motorcycle collided with a 10-wheeler truck along the highway in Purok Cosmos, Barangay Calumangan, Bago City Wednesday around 12:40 a.m.
The truck loaded with sugarcane was parked by the roadside due to a mechanical problem.
Its driver Joebert Absalon, 23, of Purok Cubay, Barangay Inapoy, Kabankalan City voluntarily surrendered to the police.
Mark Medel, 28, who was driving a motorcycle, died after he hit a man along Kilometer 12.5 in Barangay Taloc, Bago City around 6:30 a.m. Monday.
The other victim Pelino Tababa, 70, was crossing the street when Medel drove into him.
Still in Bago, laborer Ranillo de Madiego, 56, died after he was sideswiped by a private vehicle at Purok Cosmos, Barangay Calumangan on Monday around 6 p.m.
The vehicle was driven by Harold Ecraela, 64, of Barangay Lalagsan, La Castellana town, police records showed.
In Cadiz City, a man and his nephew died while their three relatives, including a minor, were injured after their tricycle collided with a tractor at Humapog Bridge in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Superintendent Edel Jose Manzano, chief of Cadiz City Police Station, identified the fatalities as Alejandro Vito Sr., 56, and tricycle driver Celso Vito, 40, while the injured as Dennis Templado, 29; Joan Vito, 28; and Alejandro’s 15-year-old son.
The speeding tricycle was on its way to a hospital, passing through a one-way lane of the bridge.
Tractor driver Florencio Tesing, 59, of Hacienda Balandra 1, Barangay Daga was released from police custody Wednesday afternoon after both parties agreed on a settlement.
In Victorias City, Reynold Fundal of Quezon Street died after a truck ran over him at the national highway of Barangay 4 Tuesday.
Fundal, who was driving a motorcycle, stopped to give way to an ambulance but a truck driven by Pablito Bebelen, 67, of Barangay San Pablo, Manapla town hit his vehicle.
In Bacolod City, Roger Cines, 33, of Barangay Vista Alegre, Ilog town was killed after his motorcycle hit concrete a wall on Araneta Street at Purok Paghidaet, Barangay Tangub around 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Cines fell on the pavement and succumbed to head injuries.
In Negros Oriental, Barangay Lawakon, Jimalalud resident Sancel Ceriano died while his companion Janie Apolinario Estorco was injured when their motorcycle hit a wall along the highway of Barangay Ajong, Sibulan town Wednesday.
Elizer Obado Abatayo, 35, of Amlan town and Francis Roy Guillepa, 22, of San Jose town also died after their motorcycle collided with a tricycle at Barangay Sto. Niño, San Jose town Wednesday.