Manila Bulletin

Bus-truck col­li­sion kills 1, hurts 48

- By MAR T. SUPNAD

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — A mini-bus and a trailer truck col­lided head-on along the Ro­man Su­per High­way near the Bataan Tourism Of­fice, here, the other night, killing the bus driver and in­jur­ing a to­tal of 48 peo­ple.

Po­lice said the ac­ci­dent hap­pened at 6:54 p.m. Wed­nes­day on the high­way in Barangay Bagong Silang, this city, killing Joselito Hi­zon, a res­i­dent of Mariveles town, this province, driver of the mini-bus with li­cense plate CXM-842.

The mini-bus was trav­el­ing south­bound to Mariveles when it col­lided head-on with the on­com­ing 16-wheeler, with Plate No. AAU-8575 and driven by Mar­lon Par­ale­jas, of May­bunga, Pasig City.

Traf­fic in­ves­ti­ga­tors have put the truck at fault for al­legedly swerv­ing to the lane of the mini-bus, which then had 54 peo­ple aboard.

The re­port said 46 pas­sen­gers of the mini-bus, in­clud­ing the con­duc- tor,were­in­juredand­tak­en­tod­if­fer­ent hos­pi­tals for treat­ment.

The driver of the truck and his helper also sus­tained in­juries and were taken to the Bataan Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

 ??  ?? TO­TAL WRECK — This minibus is a to­tal wreck af­ter fig­ur­ing in a head-on col­li­sion with a truck (inset) the other night that re­sulted in the death of the bus driver and the in­jury of 48 peo­ple in Balanga City, Bataan. (Mar T. Supnad)
TO­TAL WRECK — This minibus is a to­tal wreck af­ter fig­ur­ing in a head-on col­li­sion with a truck (inset) the other night that re­sulted in the death of the bus driver and the in­jury of 48 peo­ple in Balanga City, Bataan. (Mar T. Supnad)

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