8 hurt in jeepney mishap PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:04

Eight jeepney passengers were injured in a road accident at Sitio Caragasan, Maasin last Monday morning.

Police identified those injured as Sharifa Imao, 21, Hermalyn Hassan, 17, Muhaimin Almin, 25, Vincent Mercado, 22, Sulma Saman, 16, Kalma Hamsi, 24, Mercy Balang, 38 and Alih Isnani, 48. They sustained injuries in the body and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Initial investigation disclosed that the eight victims were aboard a PUJ driven by Felix Faller which was heading west when it accidentally bumped another PUJ parked along the road around 5:30 a.m.

Police said Faller stepped on the brake to unload a passenger but due to the slippery road brought about by rain, the vehicle rammed the parked passenger jeepney.

Faller’s passengers said they were shajen inside the vehicle due to the impact of the collision.

Faller was placed under investigation while both vehicles were impounded.

Meanwhile, Romeo Verano Jr. appeared at the Divisoria Police Station and reported that his Honda XRM motorcycle was discovered missing after he parked it at the Yubenco Star Mall premises in Putik last Monday around 10:30 a.m.

Police said that Verano left his motorcycle at the parking lot with its ignition key on the keyhole.

Few minutes later, Verano discovered his motorcycle was missing. – Dan Toribio Jr.