21 hurt as van, truck collides Print
Saturday, 02 September 2017 15:26


Twenty one persons sustained minor injuries when a passenger van and a truck collided along Manicahan highway, Zamboanga City on Thursday night.

A police report disclosed that the accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. between a passenger van with 18 people onboard, driven by Jaynan Mendoza y Magno, 34, married of Victoria, and an Izusu Elf Truck with plate number ADO 3717, driven by Armando Abestnao y Tomentos, 28, single of Pasonanca.

A police report showed that the truck came from Zamboanga Sibugay transporting live stocks, and heading towards the city proper. Upon reaching Manicahan, it collided with the van which was travelling the opposite direction.

Mendoza and his passengers as well Abestano and his two truck men sustained minor injuries due to the impact and were taken to different hospitals.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. (Dan Toribio)