Zambo driver, companion survive truck mishap Print
Friday, 22 December 2017 17:16

By LIZA JOCSON

A truck driver and his companion survived serious injury after their truck fell off a cliff in Sitio Alang-Alang, Barangay Poblacion, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur at dawn last Wednesday.

The two men, who suffered excruciating pain from fractured bones and bruises, waited for at least three hours before being rescued and extricated from their truck.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the driver as Ricky Parojinog dela Torre, 44, married and a resident of Barangay Tumaga,  Zamboanga City.  His companion was identified as Christian Ambac Rivera, 19, single and a resident of Mambong, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

The men were aboard a Fuso truck wing van type loaded with chicken feed that was traversing the National Highway on their way to Ozamis City when the accident happened.

Upon reaching the area of Sitio Alang-alang, Barangay Poblacion, Ramon Magsaysay, the truck suffered from mechanical trouble and fell down a deep cliff.

The truck was reportedly a total wreck while the two men suffered serious injury from the fall.

Both driver and truck man were brought to a local hospital for treatment.  (Liza Jocson)