Compostela accident 5 people hurt in 4-vehicle collisionCebu Daily News
A passenger bus from Tuburan town started a four-vehicle smashup which injured at least five persons in barangay Estaca, Compostela town in northern Cebu yesterday.
Marcianito Mata, Adriano Nadela, Junelyn Dohinog, Carlo Jane Borja, and 37-year-old Adonis Ardina are still recuperating from their injuries at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.
According to the police investigation, a Ritchie Bus Liner, an Isuzu bus with plate number GWN-147 and driven by Rolando Ycot, from Tuburan town on its way to Cebu City started the accident.
Ycot was then overtaking a white Mitsubishi pickup driven by Mata when the Ritchie bus suddenly swerved back to the right lane to avoid colliding with an oncoming Ceres Bus driven by Freddie Gigante and heading to Danao City.
The Ritchie Bus however clipped the rear of the pick up sending it to the other lane and colliding with the Ceres bus and an Isuzu elf mini bus behind the Ceres Bus.
The collision injured Mata and his passenger Nadela. Mata suffered a fractured leg among his other injuries.
The other three injured were passenger of the mini-bus and its driver Ardina.
Gigante, 38, of Sagay City, Negros Oriental, and Ycot of Daanbantayan, were detained at the Compostela Police Station pending the filing of charges./Reporter Rhea Ruth V. Rossell and Correspondent Jhunnex Napallacan