2 dead as bus hits tricycle

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NAGA CITY—A couple died when a bus from Manila collided head-on with the tricycle that the couple was riding in along the national highway in Barangay (village) Del Rosario here early Thursday.

Senior Police Officer 2 Randy Solano, city police information officer, said the accident happened at 4:25 a.m. while the victims were heading for the city proper while the bus was going to Tabaco City in Albay.

Solano identified the victims as Bartolome Babelonio, 38, and his wife, Alona, 37, of San Roque, Bombon, Camarines Sur. Both were declared dead on arrival at the Bicol Medical Center in this city.

He said Bartolome, who was driving the tricycle, was an amputee and apparently had no driver’s license.

Arturo Araneta, 48, of Tabaco City, the driver of the ALPS bus involved in the accident, told police that immediately prior to the collision, he saw two tricycles that appeared to be racing.

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  • Hey_Dudes

    OMG……..kung hindi punong kahoy o poste ng kuryente ang binabanga ng passenger buses – tricycle naman?

  • pedronimo

    A tricycle in the Philippines is a loose cannon, unmanageable, driven by poor James Bond, tolerated by social indifference. Yet it is a necessary evil for people who can;t afford a car, a taxi, a bus or a jeepney ride. The least officials should is make sure trike drivers are supervised under the Barangay where they ply their trade. Unlike bus and jeepney drivers, trike drivers go to work “come as you are”, like (they need a shower) they join the queue and have all the time to bum around, look out for possible victims, and get into drinks and drug. Is it any wonder, tricycles and/or their drivers are involved in accidents and in crime against person especially against hapless female passengers?  .

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