By: Raydes B. Barcia
Legazpi City —Six persons were killed including a public-school teacher while 11 others sustained multiple injuries in a vehicular accident at San Rafael village, Castilla town in Sorsogon province on Friday at 3:45 PM, report reaching Camp Gen. Simeon Ola on Saturday here.
Police Lt. Col. Maria Luisa “Malu” Calubaquid, PNP Bicol regional spokesman identified the casualties of the tragic vehicular accident involving a passenger jeepney and wing ban were Maribel Lomerio Pardillo, 45 years a resident of Barangay Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon; Karen Jamisola Maquiñana, 45 years, public school teacher and a resident of Barangay Talisay, Sorsogon City; Erik Dino Deonida, 19 years old, a resident of San Roque, Bacon District, Sorsogon City; Heidy Locsin Albao, 58 years old, a resident of Barangay Buenavista, Castilla, Sorsogon; Amparo Candia Bajaro, 60 years old, a resident of Barangay San Isidro, Castilla, Sorsogon and Janelle Abarientos, 17 years old, a resident of Barangay Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon.
The six casualties were rushed to the nearest hospital for immediate medical treatment but declared dead on arrival. While 13 other persons sustained injuries.
The 13 persons who sustained injuries were Merly Abarietos; Antonio Marco, 65 years old and a resident of Bucal-Bucalan village Sorsogon City; Muhammad Aiman, 35 years old and a resident of Barangay Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon; Arjay Desuyo, 23 years old; Richele Lasay Destura, 45 years old, a resident of Barangay Balogo, Sorsogon City; Nida Habulan Peralta, 45 years old a resident of Barangay San Isidro, Castilla, Sorsogon; Rose Dame E. Diesta, 23 years old a resident of Barangay Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon; John Juris Valle, 20 years old a resident of Barangay San Rafael, Castilla, Sorsogon; James Lorence Marigundon, 15 years old a resident of Barangay Sogoy, Castilla, Sorsogon; April Habana Gojo, 20 years a resident of Biriran, Juban, Sorsogon; Erica Joy Carillo, 22 years old a resident of Barangay Pangpang, Sorsogon City; Kayle Mae Castro, 20 years a resident of Barangay Sampaloc, Sorsogon City and Alia Desonia, 19 years old a resident of Barangay Sampaloc, Sorsogon City.
Based on the police report said that an Isuzu wing van bearing plate number CBN 1317, registered to Benjo F Garcia and driven by Marlon De Leon Lorenzo, 51 years old a resident of Barangay San Vicente, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija was traversing from Sorsogon City to Legazpi City while a passenger jeepney with plate number EVF 866 and registered under the name of the driver Rodolfo A. Licup Jr, 53 years old, a resident of Buenavista village Sorsogon City traversing the opposite direction collided at San Rafael in Castilla town resulting the death of six passengers and wounding of 13 passengers.
The report said that the two vehicles collided within the curve lane of the place of the accident after the passenger jeepney counter flowed causing a head-on collision with the incoming Isuzu wing van.
As a result, both vehicles incurred an undetermined amount of damage while passengers of the jeepney were rushed by the responding MDRRMO at Castilla District Hospital for medical attention.
Several passengers of the public utility vehicle sustained injuries while the six passengers were declared dead on arrival by attending physician, Precious Marie T Gonzales.
The driver of the Izusu wing van driver was placed in the custody of the police station for proper disposition. While the jeepney driver was undergoing medical treatment at Sorsogon Provincial Hospital.