Woman dies, 7 hurt in jeepney accident PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:23

A 26-year-old woman died while seven others were injured when a passenger jeepney they were riding crashed along Lobregat Highway at Sitio Marangan, Muti the other day.

Police identified the fatality as Mary Grace Laranu. Injured were Abraham Talisay, 16, Araji Sugundo, 80, Maris Santos, 19, George Relion, 20, Daniel Durat, 18, Elizabeth Olmedo, 51 and Alapis Durat, 12, all residents of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Initial investigation showed that the jeepney driven by Rosalino Barcelo, 50, of Putik was carrying 20 passengers on the way to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay from the city proper when the accident happened around 10:30 a.m.

Police said that while the jeepney was negotiating a curve along Lobregat highway at Sito Marangan, a motorcycle driven by an unidentified man and running on opposite direction.encroached their lane.

Barcelo tried to avoid collision by swerving the jeepney, but he lost control of the steering wheel sending the vehicle crashing on the rightside of the road.

The victims were rushed to the hospital while the cadaver of the lone fatality was brought to a funeral parlor for post mortem examination. – Dan Toribio Jr.