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9 killed, 9 injured in Nueva Ecija road accident


MANILA, Philippines—Nine people were killed, while nine others were left injured after three vehicles figured in an accident in Nueva Ecija before dawn Wednesday, a spokesperson said.

Chief Inspector Karen Clark, Chief of Regional Public Information Office Region 3 said the accident occurred along Maharlika Highway, Purok Curva in Barangay (village) Bantug, Science City of Muñoz around 2:30 a.m., involving a Honda Wave motorcycle (YZ 5358) driven by Leoncio Pajarillo, an Isuzu Truck Gasoline Tanker (XMD 771) driven by Sylvino Marzo, and a Victory Liner bus (CWR 195; body number 1664) driven by Ryan Camaging.

Clark said initial investigation revealed that the bus was taking the southbound lane when it hit the motorcycle from behind. Camaging maneuvered the bus to the left, causing a head-on collision with the approaching tanker that was traveling along the opposite lane.

All three drivers of the vehicles died on the spot, so as other people riding on the bus, and the lone passenger of the motorcycle.

Along with drivers Pajarillo, Marzo and Camaging, other fatalities taken to Muñoz Funeral Parlor were identified as Evangeline Pajarillo, 41; Donatella Aquino; Marife Cale Bondoc; and three still unidentified victims.

The nine injured victims were subsequently taken to San Jose General Hospital and CLSU Infirmary Hospital for medical treatment, Clark said.

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Tags: Maharlika Highway , News , Nueva Ecija , Regions , Road accident , Science City of Muñoz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQAI5FOTAR2RBE2QLM7F6SJKOY Jun


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MG423D3WENPFGTYMVIPIOMVFOQ Jawi

    aw katakot naman  …

    tsk tsk tsk

    paano nag-collide?

    from what i read from abs-cbn, 9 na ang patay.

    ang tanker ay papuntang isabela, ang victory paluwas ng manila … ang motor ay nasa harap ng victory bus …

    may nag-overtake ba? parang kulang yung report?

  • kalealaskador

    I suspect the bus driver fell asleep, or saw the motorcycle too late, swerved to avoid the motorcycle but hit the motorcycle just the same and slammed head on with the tanker. Driving on our highways is very dangerous with so many motorbikes, tricycles, bicycles and even caritons travel without lights (tail/headlights).

    • Belekoy

      Since motorbikes, tricycles, bicycles and “caritons” are also using the national highways in the Philippines, they should be required to install bigger and flashing tailights. This will afford bigger vehicles coming from behind them and in high speed to be warned of their presence and thus slow down and not ram them due to poor visibility of their tailights. I was watching the news of this accident and I presume a contributing factor is the presence or non-presence of taillights of the motorcycle that was hit by the bus coming from Isabela. I over-emphasize the need for authorities to require the installation of bigger and flashing tailights on motorbikes, bicycles, and other means of transport that are sharing the highways with other vehicles in Philippine highways.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/KTMMotox1 Bushman Canuck

        Totally agree!

  • gyvv

    road widening along bus routes~

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