3 killed, 9 hurt in Quezon train-van collision


LUCENA CITY, Philippines – Three people were killed and 9 others were seriously injured when a Manila-bound train rammed into a fully loaded van in a railway crossing in Candelaria, Quezon early morning Thursday, an official of Quezon rescuers group said.

Henry Buzar, coordinator or provincial disaster risk reduction and management council, identified the fatalities from the ill-fated van as Quesea Nicole Bolos, 5; Paula Oliquiano Carasig, 17; and Nancy Oliquiano, who were all declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

The rest of the van passengers who were all seriously injured were rushed to two hospitals in Candelaria, Buzar said.

Supt. Arsenio Bantayan, Candelaria police chief, said that at around 4:30 a.m. a white-colored Toyota Innova (ZDH-485) traveling towards Lucena collided with a passing locomotive in a Philippine National Railways crossing at the Maharlika Highway in Barangay Masin.

Quoting witnesses at the accident site, Bantayan said the van was running fast and tried to cross the railway tracks ahead of the approaching train.

The train hit the van on its left side and dragged the mangled vehicle for more than 15 meters before coming to a halt. No passengers on the train were hurt.

The train passengers disembarked at the accident site as the train was ordered to return to Lucena station, police said.

Bantayan said policemen, Army soldiers and village watchmen immediately cleared the accident site and return the flow of traffic to normal.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YATE6O3KK7WZEKAAVMIFUEHXMI iyot

    Yesterday it’s de-railed, now a collision!
    Good job PNR.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

      eheheh not their fault mate.. read agian.,

    • PHguy

      People as stupid and moronic as you show how things aren’t always the government’s fault.

  • Mananandata69

    Yan ang resulta ng katigasan ng tao. Sumunod ka sa patakaran. Stop Look and Listen. Sinong demonyong driver ng van. Nandamay pa siya ng ibang tao

  • WeAry_Bat

    What a BS driver.  One can always wait.  Having time is better than no longer having time.

  • JosephNess

    this is beating the train crossing, a miscalculation done by a seemingly irresponsible driver who’s just to proud to beat a train in a race, but too late, no one can defeat a train in his own track…this is one character of a driver who always wanted to be ahead of everything, never giving way and with the slightest provocation, he will conquer every lane he wish to have without giving an inch to let other motorists passed ahead of him…these are common to all traffic jam, just watch those who insisted of breaking through inspite of already congested condition, thus, causing more traffic jam…this is the attitude of a driver that will most probably cause an accident in the street, so, this has happened…stupidity in driving a car really gets what the driver deserves…accidents…worse…death !!! so beware, be sane in driving rather than invoke stupidity…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FCJF33MU3YKIKSJZZ22MOZEFQQ peter r

    Incredible ignorance yet again, Sayang Talaga !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

    hope the driver goes to jail for a very long time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SAADVUALGVT6EXPHQ6WEGJGOU jenny

    kindly pray po sa mga na injured pa..friend ko po yung mother ng 5 yr old girl…let us pray na lang po sa iba pa niyang anak.. thanks

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VZSK2LVLEQBDAMK2BVAV43BQSQ mitch

    everything happens for a reason… we can’t blame the train driver or the driver of the van.. it maybe the mistakes of the drivers but this event saddened us because a family lose a member and love of their life. they will surely miss them but it is a comfort to know that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can all be resurrected and be with our family again someday. Death is like Birth. it is part of Heavenly Father’s plan. Let’s just pray for the family who lost their loved ones that they may find comfort. 

    • PHguy

      There’s no such thing as “reason”–only grand design of cause-and-effect and probabilities. The accident is caused by probable impatient attitude of the driver which led to the death of 3 passengers, danger of the lives of remaining, and disruption of public transportation, thus also leading to slight inconveniences to local economies, personal relationship among the van and train passengers and even other individuals and groups involved. And prayers won’t provide necessary blood transfusions, proper surgical care, and medical supplies to save those who are still in the hospital.

      • http://twitter.com/arsonistonfire Last Eternal

        Indeed. Prayer is good, but actual help is better.

        From a Christian point of view: praying with your actions by helping others is the best prayer. You don’t leave the fate of those who need help to blind chance. “He who helps the least of my brothers…”

      • PHguy

        From a secular point of view: Committing yourself to help others through nothing but sincerity and the perspective that each one of you, victim, offender, witness, are human beings who deserve what they deserve: mercy or justice. Guileless charity are few of those small but countless virtues that provide justification to why human values and kindness should always prevail given a generation where esoteric dogmas and oppressive belief-based institutions are never the answer to the ever expanding responsibilities of mankind and that man’s purposelessness should never be a consummation to the reality that is the irrelevance of feel-good deities and myths of historical and literary misinterpretation. And that importance of human values is the necessity to provide other living beings the right to be eased of pain and suffering, both physical and metaphorical, in order to lead meaningful existence in the design-based cosmos.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QNJBEFTVKF4ZUUW5BPUWUMUT5M AntiPHguy

         here comes the talking dictionary

      • PHguy

        Oh look. You had to make an account to appreciate me. Thanks a lot. I am flattered.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QNJBEFTVKF4ZUUW5BPUWUMUT5M AntiPHguy

        i’d rather go anonymous, that’s it, enough of the ego :p

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QNJBEFTVKF4ZUUW5BPUWUMUT5M AntiPHguy

        sorry but i completely disagree that “prayers won’t provide…”

        don’t you think that the scarcity of the medical terms is also part of the “grand design” you are referring to? I mean, “the reason” and the high highfaluting “cause-and-effect blah-blah” are nothing but just — synonyms!

        … and if the effect is the absence of blood transfusions, proper surgical care et al., do you have anything to do? what help can you offer? bragging your all-knowingness-english-speaking-capacity? wont you pray? i guess not.

        i know arguing about prayers, faith and God is improper because we can never ever contain God into one simple word, phrase, sentence or even paragraph.

        we pray (excluding Mr.PHguy) the healing of the victims.

      • PHguy

        Typical Filipino sourgraping insecure of his own intelligence. I’d greatly appreciate more that someone who can speak intelligent, academic Tagalog or Cebuano rather than someone who can likewise reply to me with crass, overrated retorts in English. I only converse in English online because I am only competent in that and Tagalog. I have great respect for other people who do not embrace Tagalog as their first language that’s why.

        The “reason’ pertained in the discussion is not cause-and-effect, but is whatsoever you consider as the penultimate catalyst of destiny AKA “bahala na si Lord” AKA “ipasasadyos ko na lang.” 

        The grand design I refer to is the reality of cause-and-effect that can be extrapolated  and explained by the likes of the Law of Inertia and Theory of Relativity. Probability is related to that which can again be interrelated by Theory of Relativity and quantum physics. Biology, psychology, physiology and human kinetics also has relation to it with regard to human error and other factors that affected the driver with regard to his perspective of the rail tracks, the van he drove and the train. Everything is a chain of events–not “predestinted” by something or someone. We have freedom over what we do. 
        The effects of this human action are economic disruption, injury, property damage and death which we may also include emotional ruin to relatives or other involved individuals.

        What people should do instead is provide real blood transfusions and other financial and moral support they could instead of wallowing over some hoohah magic that would never make their wishes come true. If help comes, it’s not about your chanting that called them. It’s their own volition because they have freewill as sympathetic and humane people.

        What an irony of so-called Christian values you rally. Isn’t Christianity about tolerance and inclusion? The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, a popular adage says. Like the CBCP, like the faithful. Sad you won’t add me to your prayers, but oh well, I’d rather stick to actions than incantations :D

        Most faithful in the world daw. E san kayo nadala niyan sa loob ng 400 taon?

      • Guest

        Well ito lang masasabi ko sa inyong dalawa. Prayers or without prayers, respetuhin nyo nalang mga paniniwala ng bawat isa. What important is dahil dyan sa paniniwala nyo ay gumagawa kayo ng mabuti sa kapwa. Gawin nyong instrument yan para mabuhay tayong mamamayan harmoniously. Pero kung mag tatalo lang kayo dahil dyan, para saan pa? Hindi mo pwedeng ipilit sa isang tao yung kagustuhan mo at siya din sayo.

        Ora et Labora (Pray and Work)…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QNJBEFTVKF4ZUUW5BPUWUMUT5M AntiPHguy

        Let us start from your last line

        What’s with the 400 years? Hmm..

        My faith brought me closer to God. How about you and your
        scientific concepts? In contrast, it seems that you are too faaar awaaay with your highly intellectual ideas.

        I’m sharing this to you because it seems that you know
        nothing about God and faith. You just completely rely on the things you learned from school (needless to say quantum physics, molecular biology, organic and inorganic chemistry – why am I saying these subjects? It is because this is
        purely about the “details” of all the concepts you discussed (i.e., physics, biology and chemistry, respectively, para complete na ang science curriculum). It clearly shows that you are missing an important point – the detail. The root of
        everything – God.

        If you are to talk to the family of the victims, will your elaborations help them accept the sad reality that they lose a member? Quoting you…

        “extrapolated and explained by the likes of the Law of Inertia and Theory of Relativity. Probability is related to that which can again be interrelated by Theory of Relativity and quantum physics. Biology, psychology, physiology and human kinetics”

        — my goodness! Mr. PHguy, bumaba ka naman sa lupa.

        Have you seen, quantified and qualified the law of inertia
        and the theory of relativity? These are just purely scientific terms. Believing in these things is “scientific faith” or just “faith”. I’m happy you have the fundamentals of “faith”, just take small baby steps and you too, will get nearer to God.

        No, Christianity is not only about tolerance and inclusion,
        it’s about God and relationship with Him.

        To close, I’ll just reiterate my statement/ question..
        My faith brought me closer to God. How about you and your
        scientific concepts? ;)

      • PHguy

        Your theology is nothing but more a theory and interpretation than science itself :)

        Rationality has brought me closer to who I really am and what should I be as a human being and a citizen of this country. It made me understand greater things beyond the home, the school and the community with a clearer view without Dark Age biases that only hinder development.

  • Immortal

    How come the that the train driver was arrested? 

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