32 hurt in 3-vehicle collision in Isabela
SANTA MARIA, ISABELA–Thirty-two people were injured when an air-conditioned bus crashed into a sports utility vehicle and a farm hand tractor here on Sunday, police said.
Police Capt. Frances Littaua, Isabela police spokesperson, said the three-vehicle collision was caused by an overspeeding Toyota Fortuner SUV, which rammed the hand tractor or kuliglig in Barangay Naganacan.
The approaching Florida bus turned upside down after hitting and dragging the kuliglig, which had overturned on the left lane, investigators said.
Bilyo Danga, driver of the kuliglig, and Jerome Wangdali, driver of the SUV, were hurt in the crash.
Also injured were the driver and 29 passengers of the Florida Bus.
Santa Maria police rescued the victims and brought them to the Elvin Masigan Municipal Hospital for treatment.
Those seriously injured were later transferred to the Cagayan Valley Medical Center in Tuguegarao City.
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