Two dead, eight injured in San Enrique collision

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2018

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga


At least two people are confirmed dead, while eight others were injured, following a recent collision between two trucks along the national highway in Barangay Tabao, San Enrique, Negros Occidental.

Police identified the fatalities as 60-year-old Porfino Taborda, a resident of Barangay Robles, La Castellana; and 16-year-old Joseph Andumo, a resident of Moises Padilla.

San Enrique municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Rey Molas, said the drag link of a truck driven by 45-year-old Elejandro Gale broke, which resulted in the driver losing control of the steering wheel.

Gale’s truck, which was carrying bamboo, then slammed into a truck carrying sugar.

Taborda was killed as he was reportedly pinned down by bamboo, while Andumo was killed in front seat of the bamboo-carrying truck.

Gale, along with eight of his passengers, were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital.

After receiving medical attention, Gale was taken into custody by police, although no charges are expected to be filed as the victims have reportedly agreed to a settlement./DGB, WDJ

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