A WOMAN died, while three others were injured in a vehicular accident on M.C. Briones St., Barangay Basak, Mandaue City yesterday afternoon.
Sharlina Pamat, 44, of Barangay Lamac, Liloan, suffered severe head injuries after the Toyota pick-up (GPV-622) got hit by a passenger multicab at 2 p.m. She was pronounced dead in the City Health Hospital.
SPO1 Joel Catabas said the pick-up, bound for Cebu City, suddenly swerved to the left lane. It was hit by a Suzuki passenger multicab (GXS-212) bound for Consolacion.
Antonio Dalion Jr., 52, of Barangay Lamac, Liloan, driver of the pick-up, was detained by the Traffic Management Unit of the Mandaue City Police Office.
He suffered a minor injury, as did two other female passengers of the pick-up, identified by police as Hermilina Colon, 72, of Liloan, and Arping Artiaga, 64, of Barangay Labangon, Cebu City.
They were brought to the same hospital.
Catabas said the driver of the multicab, Jerson Tamparong, 34, of Consolacion, Cebu, and his passengers were unscathed.
Dalion admitted he had dozed off behind the wheel as he had no sleep the night before.
He said he attended the wake of a dead relative in their barangay.
“I had overfatigue,” he told Sun.Star Cebu.
He said he has been a driver for 30 years. He is an on-call driver and a motorcycle-for-hire driver.
Catabas said Dalion may face a complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple physical injuries with homicide and damage to properties.
In Cebu City, an elderly woman and her grandson suffered head injuries after a Ceres bus “slightly” hit them while crossing the highway outside a mall on N. Bacalso Ave., Cebu City yesterday morning.
Both Teresa Rodriguez, 60, and her grandson Kb Opraga, 6, suffered head injuries. They were taken to the Adventist Hospital-Cebu (Miller Hospital).
Bus driver Joan Nacua, 34, was arrested and detained yesterday pending the decision of the victims’ family whether to pursue a complaint of reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries against him.
Nacua claimed he was running on a normal speed.
“Nilabang man kuno ning duha nga go-signal na unya normal ra kuno ang gikusgon sa pagdagan aning Ceres bus (The victims were said to have crossed the street on a go-signal, while the bus was running on a normal speed),” SPO1 Dionisio Galo, traffic patrol group investigator, told Sun.Star Cebu.