INITAO, Misamis Oriental--A 69-year old woman did not reach the hospital after the vehicle she was riding on got an accident, Wednesday afternoon (January 9), at the National Highway of Barangay San Pedro, here.
The victim was identified as Andresa Sabado, who was sitting at the front seat, died because of the impact when the Nissan jeep slammed at the middle part of a bus’ body owned by the Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc.
Sabado’s fellow passengers, all are her relatives, sustained minor injuries: Carmen Tupai, 56; Panfilo Tacbobo, 57; Filomena Uy, 52; and Magdalena Bagares. All of them are residents of Initao town.
Senior Inspector Arlyne Ranario, chief of Initao Municipal Police Station, said the victim and her other relatives were on their way to the cemetery to attend the burial of their another relative, when the Nissan jeep’s engine suddenly stopped at the hilly part.
“The driver lost its control, the brake did not work so the vehicle continuously ran backward until it slammed to the middle part body of the bus,” Ranario said.
The driver of the Nissan jeep, Juanito Waslo, 65, admitted he owned his vehicles many years ago but assured it has no problem.
“It was an accident,” Waslo said in an interview.
Ranario said, the bus driver, Ramil Malinao, 44, a resident of Barangay Ubaldo Laya, Iligan City, immediately surrendered to the police.