7 hurt after jeep­ney falls into ravine

Tempo - - Front Page - By ER­WIN BELEO

SAN FER­NANDO CITY, La Union – Seven com­muters were in­jured, two of them se­ri­ously, when the jeep­ney they were rid­ing fell into a ravine in Barangay Baraoas here Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Chief In­spec­tor Ron­ald Al­lan Rupisan of San Fer­nando City po­lice, iden­ti­fied the driver of the ve­hi­cle – an Isuzu-type jeep­ney with plate num­ber ACE934 – as Ar­nulfo N. Galvez, Jr., 34, a res­i­dent of the same barangay.

Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that Galvez parked the ve­hi­cle in front of his home at around 11:50 p.m. to un­load a sack of feeds. After de­liv­er­ing the feeds, he re­turned to the ve­hi­cle and started the en­gine.

Galvez, how­ever, de­cided to re­turn to his house to get some­thing, leav­ing the ve­hi­cle on neu­tral gear. The ve­hi­cle then rolled for­ward and fell into an es­ti­mated 20-foot deep ravine.

Five of the pas­sen­gers iden­ti­fied as Emily C. Nisperos, Ria­lyn C. Gray­cochea, Rosie Gray­cochea, Fran­cisco G. Du­cusin, and Ro­ge­lio Ebreo, all res­i­dents of Brgy. Pac­paco, were able to jump off the ve­hi­cle be­fore it fell into ravine.

Wilma G. Du­cusin, 35, and Ireen M. Ban­cuyo, 33, were not as quick to re­act, thus sus­tain­ing se­vere in­juries.

All pas­sen­gers were rushed to the Ilo­cos Train­ing Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter for med­i­cal treat­ment.

The driver, who man­i­fested his will­ing­ness to in­dem­nify the in­jured pas­sen­gers, was also brought to the City Health Of­fice for med­i­cal treat­ment.

(Er­win Beleo)

SEVEN pas­sen­gers were hurt when a pub­lic trans­port jeep fell into a ravine at Barangay Baraoas, San Fer­nando City, La Union Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

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