2 killed, 8 hurt in Pangasinan road accidents during Holy Week break
DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan—Two pedestrians were killed while crossing the road, while eight others were injured in four separate road accidents in Pangasinan province during the Holy Week break.
In Manaoag town on Good Friday (April 14), Mark Anthony Veloria, 27, was crossing the Urdaneta-Manaoag road in Barangay (village) Cabanbanan when a speeding motorcycle hit him at 9 p.m. Veloria died before reaching the Manaoag Community Hospital.
The motorcycle driver, Gilbert Samson, 20, and his passenger, John Paul Manibog, suffered injuries and are now being treated in a Dagupan City hospital.
On Maundy Thursday (April 13) in Urdaneta City, Jayson Aragon, 17, was struck by a speeding motorcycle as he crossed the Manila North Road in Barangay Anonas at 11:45 p.m.
Aragon was taken to the Urdaneta District Hospital but a doctor declared him dead when he arrived there.
The motorcycle driver, Marvin Bombarda, 43, was also taken to the same hospital for treatment.
In Labrador town on April 14, an overloaded motorcycle crashed at 1 p.m., injuring Raffy Basilio, 30; his two daughters, Rose Ann, 4, and Ruby, 2; and a friend, Rolly Junio, 22. They were traversing the highway in Barangay Laois in Labrador when their motorcycle swerved and crashed into a construction warning sign.
The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said Basilio tested positive for alcohol and was not wearing a helmet while driving.
In Sual, 34-year-old Jocelyn Salayo was crossing the national road in Barangay Poblacion at 4 p.m. on April 14 when she was hit by a car.
Salayo suffered injuries in the different parts of her body and was brought to the Western Pangasinan District Hospital in Alaminos City for treatment.
The car’s driver, Larry Anthony Gameng, 23, surrendered to the police.
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