Vehicle plunges into seashore, 25 passengers taken to hospital PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 August 2015 14:42


Twenty five people were brought to the hospital when a Canter passenger vehicle plunged into the seashore of Upper Calarian around 3 p.m. Saturday in yet another vehicular accident this week.

Earlier the police recorded a total of 20 road accidents since Monday.

A police report disclosed that the Canter  driven by Edgard Matillosa, 48, of Barangay Ayala was on its way to San Ramon  from downtown Zamboanga when it experienced mechanical trouble, causing it to overshoot the highway at Kapok Flamingo and plunged into the seashore.

Police said there were 27 people aboard the vehicle and 25 of them believed to have suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Paramedics rushed to the scene of accident and picked the victims from the seashore, administered first aid and later brought them to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Zamboanga City Police Office’s Blotter Section has recorded 20 vehicular accidents that happened from 11:00 in the morning  on Monday up to  7:27 in the morning

Saturday in the city’s different streets.

ZCPO Police Blotter Officer of the day PO3 Elmer S. Ogario disclosed that  on Monday, August 3, 2015, nine road accidents happened. First was along Gov. Camins road around 11:00 a.m., then two accidents along La Purisima Street in a span of five minutes around 11:13 and 11:18  a.m.Fourth along Buenavista Street around 1:24 p.m. Fifth incident was around 4:14 P.M along Veterans Ave. Sixth was  along Gov. Camins Avenue fronting KFC around 6:56 p.m.  Seventh incident was around 12:30 p.m. along Magay Street. Eighth incident was along Gov. Alvarez Street fronting Metrobank around 4:11 A.M and ninth incident along Veterans Ave. around 5:27 a.m.

On Wednesday. August 5, 2015, four accidents were recorded — along Baliwasan Road around 7:00 a.m.. along Baliwasan fronting BCC around 8:37 a.m., along RT Lim Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. and along Camino Nuevo around 9:38 a.m.

On August 7, Friday, three accidents were recorded — along Gov. Alvarez Street around 8:45 a.m., along RT Lim Boulevard neart Camp Battala around 10:44 , along San Jose Gusu fronting Southern  City Colleges (Formerly  MEIN College) around 9:58 p.m. and on Saturday around 7:27 a.m.  alng San Jose Gusu.

Ogario  said there were other motorvehicular accidents not reported to the police because they were amicably settled.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito A. Casimiro urges motorvehicle drivers and owners to  drive carefully and safely. — Dan Toribio Jr. and Allen Abastillas