1 killed, another injured in chain collision Print
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:41


A car driven by a barangay captain set off a chain of collisions which killed a man and injured another pedestrian along the national highway in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay last Sunday.

The driver of the car, identified as Alamoddin Zenaida H. Gaffar, a Lanao del Sur barangay captain, tried to escape but was arrested by authorities during pursuit operations.

Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer Chief Inspector Helen Galvez said that at 12:43 p.m., a red Toyota Innova driven by Gaffar was travelling along the national highway in Barangay Salipaysin Kabasalan when it hit a male pedestrian identified as Palad U. Udah who was also traversing the highway.

Udah’s vehicle also hit a motorcycle which was parked along the highway, thereby pushing the vehicle and hitting another pedestrian identified as Vergelia Cabatuan.

Both victims were brought to a local hospital but Udah was declared dead on arrival.

Gaffar tried to escape towards Pagadian City but was arrested in Imelda Municipality.

Meanwhile, the suspect and his vehicle were brought to the Kabasalan Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.  (Remus Ong)