3 killed in bus-car collision in Cebu City
MANILA, Philippines—Three people were killed and over 30 people were hurt in Cebu City when the passenger bus they were riding figured in an accident with a car whose driver allegedly ignored the bus driver’s signal to dim his headlights before dawn Monday, police said.
Traffic investigator, Police Officer 3 Edwin Dignos, said an Autobus passenger bus (GVK 355) carrying 53 people collided head-on with a Toyota Altis (temporary plate number: 7cz814) on the national highway in Barangay (village) Dakit in Bogo, Cebu City at 2:45 a.m.
The bus was bound for Cebu City while the car was on its way to Daanbantayan, Cebu.
Dignos said bus driver Jose Robio Rosanina, 39, allegedly signalled Toyota Altis driver Aldrin Branzuela Presbitiro, 43, to shift his headlights on low beam, but was, however, ignored, resulting in the collision.
“Rosanina claimed that he was blinded by the glare of the approaching headlights that’s why he made the signal . . . when Rosanina hit the car, the impact caused his foot to step on the accelerator, making him hit, also, a coconut tree, and a waiting shed,” Dignos said.
Three of Rosanina’s passengers were killed, while 34 others sustained slight injuries.
Rosanina has been placed under police custody, while Presbitiro requested to undergo checkup after feeling sick.
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