Climaco facilitates assistance to vehicular accident victims PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:48

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

Mayor Beng Climaco mobilized government resources Tuesday morning to respond to the immediate needs of the victims of a vehicular accident in Upper Cabatangan involving a passenger jeepney which fell on a low ravine.

Upon hearing news about the incident, the chief executive proceeded to the hospitals where the wounded were sent for treatment to monitor the situation and see to the immediate medical needs of the victims, majority of who were students.

Initial police report identifies brake malfunction as the cause of the accident which happened at 6:50 a.m. at Upper Cabatangan. The incident resulted in one dead, a 26-year-old mother who was pinned down, and at least 33 wounded who were rushed to different hospitals for immediate medical attention.

While monitoring the situation at the hospitals, Climaco directed and facilitated the LGU’s response to assist with the emergency medical needs and first-aid treatment of the wounded. Assistance to the lone fatality of the incident was also immediately facilitated.

As this developed, Climaco admonished all jeepney drivers to stop overloading, and to ensure that their vehicles are in prime working condition before taking on passengers.

Climaco, through the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), also issued an advisory and a warning reminding all operators and drivers of public conveyances to “strictly observe and comply with the regulations stipulated in their public transport franchises” and called on police, traffic officers, and law enforcers to monitor compliance and “impose maximum penalty” on violators of traffic regulations.

Financial assistance and other obligations to the victims will be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.— Jasmine Mohammadsali