Tag Archive: truck accidents

Five people were killed while at least 23 others, including a policeman, were injured when a 10-wheeler truck went wayward and swept four other vehicles in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Supt. Ronnie Francis Cariaga, Northern Mindanao regional police spokesman, identified the fatalities as Hardlyn Else Placencia, Rey Regulacion, Apolinario Obial Migalbio, Paulo Bajan, and Ruben Botal.

Among the injured are Pacita Aguilar, Janet Jumanguin, Jose Taruc, Rene Cadiz, Roel Rivera, Mona Luna Trasi, Evelyn Soco, Wenceslao Amad, Millyn Cruz Abelo, Ma. Liza Catalan, Madelyn Pabillore, Flordiliza Aninao, Florence Aninao, Claudine Cruza, Alexander Pailagao, Joseph Rosal, Catalina Lahera, Ryan Mark Ayunar, Muna Pangatan, Rodolfo Abrogueña, and Miraflor Terante, who were all taken to the Puerto Community Hospital, Cariaga said.

PO1 Julios Lomongo, assigned at the Valencia City Police Station in Bukidnon, was also injured along with others who were brought to different hospitals, Cariaga said, citing a report from the Cagayan de Oro City Police.

The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. along the National Highway in Purok 6, Upper Puerto.

Investigation indicated that Francisco Junio was driving the Fuso 10-wheeler truck (MVH-503), which was loaded with empty softdrink bottles, when the vehicle’s brakes malfunctioned.

“‘Yun ang sinasabi nung driver, hindi niya na-control ang sasakyan kasi di niya magamit ‘yung break niya,” Supt. Antonio Montalba, officer-in-charge of the Cagayan de Oro City Police, said.

The truck swept the passenger jeepney (KVP-291) driven by Abrogueña, a Kia Sorento (ZFJ-717) driven by Rubelie Cabiguin, the brand new Honda XR motorcycle driven by Lomongo, and the Isuzu Elf aluminum van (RMK-353) driven by Milky Cagas, who was also injured.

Junio is now detained at the Cagayan de Oro City Police Station 6 and will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide, multiple serious physical injuries, and damage to property. (John Roson)

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13 hurt in Quezon bus-truck mishap

Thirteen people were injured in an accident involving a passenger bus and two 10-wheeler trucks in Tagkawayan, Quezon, early Friday, police said.

An RSL bus hit an incoming truck before the latter was sideswiped by another truck, Quezon Provincial Police director Senior Supt. Valeriano de Leon said.

Twelve passengers of the bus and truck driver Buhay Tolentino were injured and brought to the Maria Eleazar Memorial District Hospital for treatment, De Leon said in a text message.

The incident occurred around 5:15 a.m. along the Quirino Highway in Brgy. San Vicente.

Jose Batola was driving the bus (EVP-976) towards the south when his vehicle hit a 10-wheeler truck (RFR-312) being driven by Avelino Bagangan towards Manila, De Leon said.

Initial investigation indicated that Batola tried to overtake the 10-wheeler truck (UVB-833) driven by Tolentino which, in turn, sideswiped the tail of Bagangan’s truck, the police official said.

All vehicles suffered a still undetermined amount of damages. (John Roson)

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4 killed, 7 hurt in Iloilo truck crash

Four people were killed while seven others were injured when the cargo truck they were riding slammed into a boulder and turned turtle in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, on Monday night, police said.

Killed were truck helpers Raul dela Cruz, 45; Franklin Jamilarin, 18; Richard Consumo Jr., 28, and Jose Penaflorida, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Western Visayas regional police director, said.

Injured were Delmar Allanza, 19; Jonil dela Cruz, 19; Rolando Doquila, 45; Frankee Jamelarin, 16; Joey Casipi, 16; Tito Basios, and Jonel Casipe, also truck helpers.

The injured were all brought to the Don Ramon Tugbang Medical Center and Barotac Viejo District Hospital, Cruz said.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. while the six-wheeler truck (FLD-904) was passing through Brgy. Puerto Princesa, heading towards Barotac Viejo town proper.

The truck, loaded with palay, suddenly lost its brake, rammed a boulder along the highway, and turned turtle, Cruz said. (John Roson)

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Five soldiers were seriously injured when the military truck they were riding went wayward in Lamitan City, Basilan, on Friday, a military spokesman said.

Four of the soldiers were taken to the Torres Hospital and one was brought to the Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga City. They suffered head and spine injuries, Capt. Alberto Caber, spokesman of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division said.

The incident occurred around 12 noon while the soldiers were riding a KM-450 troop carrier in Brgy. Malo-ong San Jose.

The soldiers were on their way to the 104th Infantry Brigade headquarters in Brgy. Tabiawan to participate in the unit’s anniversary, Caber said.

He said the Korea-made truck experienced a transmission failure, which locked its gears and caused it to turn full circle until the soldiers inside fell to the pavement.

The truck incurred a slight dent and some rifle accessories were damaged, according to Caber. (John Roson)

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(Update 2) Twelve people, mostly high school students, were killed while one was seriously injured when the passenger jeepney they were riding smashed into a cargo truck in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, early Tuesday, police said.

Killed were jeepney driver Ludwig dela Cruz, his conductor Glister Romero, and passengers Evelyn Canonizado, 34; Jessica Durupan, 13; Rylee Canonizado, 7; Jeremy Burgos, 11; Angelica Cruz, 14; Jane Ashley Pumaras, 15; Angelica Malilay, Mikee Winnie Agbayani, Steve Bueno, and a still unidentified male, Ilocos Norte provincial police director Senior Supt. Marlou Chan said.

Another jeepney passenger, identified as Joshua Bolibol, 12, is still undergoing treatment at the Gov. Roque Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital in Laoag City as of this writing.

Truck driver Vencio Butac, who suffered bruises and abrasions, voluntarily surrendered to policemen who went to the scene.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. while Dela Cruz was driving the jeepney (AVZ-924) along the National Highway in Brgy. 18, plying the Solsona-Laoag route, Ilocos regional police spokesman Supt. Jovencio Badua said.

The jeepney was overtaking another vehicle when it collided head-on with the 14-wheeled cargo truck (TGW-104) driven by Butac, Badua said, citing initial results of investigation by the Sarrat Police. (John Roson)

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A photo of the bus involved in the mishap (photo courtesy of Munoz City PNP)

Nine people were killed while at least nine others were injured when a passenger bus collided with a motorcycle and fuel tanker in Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija, early Wednesday, police said.

Killed on the spot were the three vehicles’ drivers, identified as Ryan Camaging, Leoncio Pajarillo, and Sylvino Marzo, Chief Insp. Karen Clark, Central Luzon regional police spokeswoman, said.

Also killed were Pajarillo’s wife Evangeline, who was riding with him in the motorcycle, as well as bus passengers Donatella Aquino, of Piat, Cagayan; Marife Bondoc, of Tanza, Cavite; and three still unidentified females.

The fatalities were all taken to the Munoz Funeral Parlor in Brgy. Bantog West, Clark said.

A photo of the fuel tanker involved in the mishap (photo courtesy of Munoz City PNP)

Some of those injured were identified as Rolando Cotanes, of Piat; Juan Taguilan, of Enrile; Elvino Bajinang, also of Cagayan; Alama Sansano, of Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya; Maria Rowena Dacanay, of Bagabag; Arthur Solinas of Santa Maria, Isabela; Araceli Medina, and Jone Audalang.

They were brought to the Paulino Garcia Memorial Research Hospital in Cabanatuan City, San Jose General Hospital in San Jose City, and the CLSU Infirmary Hospital in Muñoz.

Other bus passengers, who were unhurt or sustained only minor injuries, decided to proceed with their travel and were fetched by other passing buses, Clark said.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m., while Camaging was driving the Victory Liner bus (CWR-195) along the Maharlika Highway in Purok Curva, Brgy. Bantug.

Camaging was driving the bus towards the south when it hit the back of the Honda Wave motorcycle (YZ-5358) driven by Pajarillo, causing the latter and his wife to fall on the right shoulder of the road, Clark said, citing results of investigation by the Muñoz City Police.

The bus driver steered to the left to avoid hitting the motorcycle further, but collided head-on with Marzo’s Isuzu gasoline tanker (XMD-771) instead, Clark said.

Both the bus and fuel tanker sustained heavy damages on the front left sides. (John Roson)

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One man was reportedly killed while 26 other people were injured when the truck they were riding on the way home from a fiesta celebration fell into an irrigation canal in Javier, Leyte, on Sunday night, police said.

A certain Zosimo Palban, 59, reportedly died while undergoing treatment at a hospital, Senior Insp. Jimmy Boy Balasanos, Javier police chief, said in a phone interview.

Of those hurt, 10 were brought to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City and four to the Abuyog District Hospital due to serious injuries. Twelve were taken to different hospitals for bruises and abrasions.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. while Jay Intero, 26, was driving the Elf truck along a road in Brgy. Caraye.

“Nahulog ‘yung truck sa irrigation canal sa gilid ng kalsada,” Balasanos said, adding that Intero was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time.

“Galing sila sa Abuyog, naki-piyesta. Hindi ‘yung piyesta ng Abuyog town but a barangay fiesta,” Balasanos said. Abuyog’s town fiesta, known as the Buyogan Festival is celebrated on August 29.

Intero is now under police custody while charges of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and multiple physical injuries are being prepared. (John Roson)

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Seven persons were killed while nine others were injured when a truck and a passenger van collided head-on and burst to flames, in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, Friday night, police said.

Killed were van driver Joel Villamor, truck driver Froilan Dimasuhid, and van passengers Carmela Billones, Estarlito Despi Sr., Delia Espina, Antonia Gantalao, and Diamay Espina, Chief Supt. Napoleon Estilles, Zamboanga Peninsula regional police director, said.

Injured were other passengers Ace dela Cruz, Liza Espina, Violeta Baraquilis, Lolita Espina, Robelyn dela Cruz, Ernesto Cadorna, Nelson Bertulfo, Maria Elena Taghup, and truck helper Mario Moro.

Two of the injured reportedly suffered 3rd degree burns when the van and truck burst to flames, PO2 Lito Olaiva, an officer at the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police operations section, said.

All of the injured were taken to the Sibud County Hospital except Moro, who only suffered slight injuries after being thrown off the truck and into a grassy lot beside the highway, Olaiva said.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. while Dimasuhid was driving the “bongo”-type truck at Purok Fortune, Brgy. Poblacion.

A horse allegedly crossed the road so Dimasuhid veered away, but collided with the incoming Lite Ace van (JVJ-276) driven by Villamor, Olaiva said, citing information from the Titay Police. (John Roson)

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Fifteen people were killed while eight others were seriously injured when the truck they were riding, on the way to a relative’s funeral, figured in an accident in Caibiran, Biliran, Saturday evening.

Killed on the spot were Honoria Regir, Lolita Yagon, Renato Escosis, Julito Yagon, Marianito Areglo, Neil Rosete, Anthony Montiadora, Lito Cabalquinto, Juanita Regir, Manilyn Rosete, Josephine Rosete, Junalyn Rosete, and Darwin Rosete, Chief Insp. Wilfredo Gervacio, officer at the Biliran Provincial Police Office, said.

Truck driver Nilo Rosete and other passengers, identified as Cornelia Montiadora, the incumbent chairwoman of Brgy. Villa Caneja, Naval; Antonio Rosete, Ben Fortuna, Raul Montiadora, Jennifer Callao, Ellen Areglo, Renalyn Escosis, Alicia Escosis, and Gerry Areglo were immediately taken to the Biliran Provincial Hospital.

One of the injured expired at the hospital while six others were transferred to a hospital in Tacloban City for further treatment, Gervacio said in a phone interview.

All victims are relatives and residents of Brgy. Villa Caneja, Naval, he said. A report from the local tourism organization BiliranIsland.com said another victim expired at the hospital, rasing the death toll to 15.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. along the cross-country road in Sitio Atay, Brgy. Cabibihan.

Nilo Rosete was driving the Isuzu Canter truck (GHP-109) from Naval, on the way to a relative’s funeral in Caibiran, when the brakes allegedly malfunctioned, Gervacio said.

“Upon reaching an inclined and curved area, the vehicle lost its brakes and swerved into the canal at the roadside and tumbled down,” Gervacio said, citing a report from the Caibiran Police. (John Roson)

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Five people were killed while four others were seriously injured when a truck hit a group of people working at a dump site in Davao City Saturday afternoon, police said.

Senior Supt. Ronald dela Rosa, Davao City police director, said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the dump site in Purok 2, Brgy. New Carmen, Tugbok district.

Delmar Hillazar, 23, was driving the Isuzu dump truck (GED-452), owned by Comval Tropical Fruits Inc., from Brgy. Maa to the dump site when he allegedly lost control of the steering wheel and hit nine people, Dela Rosa said.

The four injured persons were brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center and have been declared out of danger by doctors, he said.

Names of the fatalities and injured were not immediately available.

Hillazar is now under police custody and may face charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and physical injuries. (John Roson)

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