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3 cops hurt in Maharlika Highway accident in Quezon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 10:59 AM March 16, 2018

LUCENA CITY–Three motorcycle policemen were injured in a vehicular accident along the Maharlika Highway in Pagbilao town in Quezon province Thursday.

A passenger jeepney driven by Marcial Layones Jr., 61, while traversing the national highway in Barangay (village) Silangang Malicboy around 5:45 p.m., tried to avoid hitting the vehicle ahead of him by suddenly putting on the brake which caused the jeepney to swerve into the inner lane, a report from the Pagbilao police station said.

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The wayward vehicle bumped the three policemen on board their respective government-issued motorcycles running in convoy from the opposite direction.

Injured were Police Officer 2 Ryan Alexis Ole, 33, assigned at Atimonan town; PO3 Mark Anthony Masalunga, 31, of Lopez; and PO1 Eidriel Carandang, 26, of Plaridel town. The three were brought to the MMG hospital in Lucena City for treatment.

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Investigators learned that Carandang’s service firearm, caliber .9MM Berreta pistol with serial number M18741Z, got lost in the accident.

SPO1 Ruel Eyatid, case officer, told the Inquirer in a phone interview Friday morning that they had yet to recover the missing firearm.

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