1 dead, 2 hurt in Legazpi City road accident

teen killed in road accident

LEGAZPI CITY — An 18-year-old girl was killed while two others were injured when their vehicle turned upside down in a road accident in Legazpi City in Albay province early Sunday, August 7.

Police Lieutenant Dennis Balla, Legazpi City police chief, identified the fatality as Sophia Manzanades while the injured victims were identified as Paolo Justin Lita and Mark Pacardo.

Initial investigation revealed that the victims’ Toyota Fortuner swerved to the opposite lane and hit the gutter and garden box before it bumped into the light post and rested upside down along Washington Drive in Barangay (village) 16 at around 1:30 a.m.

It subsequently a nearby parked motorcycle.

The victims were taken to two different hospitals but Manzanades died while being treated.

Balla said according to a witness, a Toyota Wigo driven by an unidentified man overtook to the right outer lane before the victims’ vehicle swerved to the opposite lane.

Investigation is ongoing to identify the driver of the Toyota Wigo.