Two family members die, dozen hurt in road mishap PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:19

by Dan Toribio  Jr.

Tragedy struck members of a family who were leaving a majestic falls where they had a weekend enjoyment when the jeepney they were riding figured in an accident, killing two and injuring more than a dozen last Sunday.

The passenger jeepney driven by Rolando Sechico and carrying 15 people was leaving Merloquet Falls at Sitio Sibulao  around 1 p.m. and was already heading for downtown Zamboanga City when the accident occurred.

Investigation disclosed that the jeepney was negotiating a descending road when it suffered engine trouble causing Sechico lost control of the steering wheel.

It was gathered that to avoid the vehicle from falling into ravine, Sechico swerved the vehicle to one side causing it to hit a motorcycle driven by Jimmy Sucgang that travelling ahead of them.

Sucgang who was also a family member died on the spot.

The jeepney turned turtle injuring Sechico and all the passengers who were taken to the hospital. But one of them identified as Sonia Asa, 52, was declared dead on arrival.

The other passengers including Sechico was confined for further treatment. —Dan Toribio