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AT least one farmer was killed while several others were hurt in a series of accidents in the different parts of the Cordillera region.
A farmer died in Apayao province while three others were injured after a sports utility vehicle (SUV) allegedly rammed in a sidewalk along the national highway in Quirino, Luna.
Authorities identified the fatality as Melecio Cariaga Sr., 83 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Quirino, Luna, Apayao while the injured were Marlon Macasaddu Samudio, 36, married, driver, a resident of barangay Camasi, Peñablanca, Cagayan; Atty. Luis Tumamao Donato, Jr., 40, married, lawyer, and a resident of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and Rocenito Tumanao Soriano, 53,
married, bodyguard, a resident of Andangan, Solana, Cagayan.
Initial police investigation showed the SUV driven by Samudio was traversing the road en route to junction Luna in Abulug, Cagayan when he attempted to overtake a tricycle.
After failing to overtake, the driver was forced to bring back the vehicle to its original lane but lost control of the steering wheel and eventually ramming into the victim who was on the side of the road that inflicted serious injuries on his head and body.
The victim was rushed to the ApayaoCagayan Medical Center in Abulug, Cagayan but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
The case is still undergoing further investigation by the concerned police operatives to ascertain the responsibilities of the concerned parties.
In Benguet province, an elf truck fell into a five meter deep ravine in sitio Palew, Caponga, Tublay at around three in the morning of August 28.
According to a police report, Cristian Pay-ong Rodriguez, 20, single, and a resident of Tawang La Trinidad, was driving the vehicle together with his three minor companions when he suddenly dozed off while traversing Halsema Highway.
The three minors including the driver sustained minor injuries in the different parts of their bodies and was brought to the Benguet General Hospital for medical treatment.
In Ifugao, a utility vehicle and a motorcycle collide in Lamut in the evening of August 28.
Police disclosed at around 7:40 p.m., the utility vehicle driven by Renz Leo Millano Bautista, 20 years old, single, student and a resident of Poblacion East, Lamut, Ifugao bumped a motorcycle driven by Jairish Sison Yarcia, 20 years old, single, construction worker and a resident of Bakir, Bagabag, Nueva, Vizcaya.
Investigation disclosed the motorcycle was traversing the national highway towards Nueva Vizcaya from Poblacion, Lamut, Ifugao when it bumped into the utility vehicle in the opposite direction.
The utility vehicle incurred damages on its right rim tire and scratches on its right door while the motorcycle incurred damages on its front portion with Yarcia suffering injuries on his feet. Roderick Osis