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24 hurt as jeep collides with cargo truck in Bohol town

A jeepney and a cargo truck had a head on collision on Wednesday morning at Brgy. Taguihan, Baclayon town in Bohol. PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

A jeepney and a cargo truck had a head on collision on Wednesday morning at Brgy. Taguihan, Baclayon town in Bohol.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

TAGBILARAN CITY—At least 24 people were hurt – four in critical condition – on Wednesday when the passenger jeepney they were riding collided with a cargo truck in Baclayon town, about 8 km south of here.

Among those in critical condition was Rodel Baudita, driver of the passenger jeepney that was heading to Tagbilaran from Sikatuna town.

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According to PO1 Versil Comicue of the Baclayon police traffic division, the passenger jeepney was speeding along the national highway in Barangay Taguihonat, Baclayon at around 8 a.m. when Baudita tried to overtake the vehicle in front of him.

But Baudita didn’t notice the incoming cargo truck from the opposite lane, causing the collision. The passenger jeepney then fell on its side.

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The cargo truck driven by Narciso Esclamado, meanwhile, hit a mango tree on the roadside. The truck which came from Tagbilaran was bound for Valencia town.

Pinky Socies, communications officer of TARSIER 117, said the 24 injured passengers were sent to different hospitals in Tagbilaran City. CC

A total of 22 passengers including the driver and his helper were injured in the collision. PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

A total of 22 passengers including the driver and his helper were injured in the collision.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

After the head on collison, the cargo truck carrying grocery items rammed on a mango tree beside the road. PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

After the head on collison, the cargo truck carrying grocery items rammed on a mango tree beside the road.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BACLAYON PNP

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