In Toledo City: 1 dead, 5 hurt as bus rams into truck
Mylen P. Manto (The Freeman) - September 26, 2016 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - One died while five others were injured after the bus they were on rammed into a dump truck in Barangay Magdugo, Toledo City on Saturday.

Forty-eight-year-old Eduardo Llogan, a resident of Pinamungajan town, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Llogan and other passengers were onboard Calvo Bus Liner with name Mark Gabe 4 heading for Cebu City when upon reaching Magdugo in Toledo City at past 4 p.m., the bus hit a mini dump truck.

After the impact, bus driver Apolinario Bacarro allegedly lost control of the vehicle and swerved it to the left side of the road, ramming into a culvert.

The accident happened while truck driver Raul Abella, a resident of Barangay Sangi in Toledo City, was driving the vehicle backwards to supposedly unload sand and gravel in the area.

 Marlon Segara, 38, a resident of the area, alleged that he witnessed the truck, owned by WTG Construction, hit by the speeding bus.

Some of the passengers of the bus were injured, three of them seriously, including Llogan. The two others who were seriously injured were Cipriano Sarsa, 62, of Malubog, Toledo City; and Michael Sardual, 26, of Casoy, Toledo City.

The three of them were transferred to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City for further treatment, but Llogan died along the way.

Other passengers who were injured and brought to the hospital in Toledo City were Jeanyvie Larano, 18, of Pinamungajan town; Jundel Oyao, 30, of Ibo, Toledo City; and Rigie Cabante, 26, of Talavera, Toledo City.

Both drivers, Bacarro and Abella, voluntarily surrendered before Toledo City Police Station.

Meanwhile, a teenager died in another vehicular accident in Barangay Laaw in the town of Borbon Saturday morning.

Josepher Brañanola, 17, a resident of Barangay Pob-lacion, died after the motorcycle he was driving bumped into a Mitsubishi Fuso aluminum van.

Van driver Eduardo Amante, 40, a resident of Catmon town, was heading for Bogo City while Brañanola was driving the opposite lane when the collision happened.

The minor allegedly overtook another vehicle and encroached to the other lane, colliding into the van.

Brañanola was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival, while Amante was detained at Borbon Police Station. (FREEMAN)

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