Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Road Accident In Atok, Benguet In The Morning Of December 3

A vehicle has fallen off a ravine along a stretch of Halsema Highway in Benguet Wednesday morning (December 3). The accident happened in barangay Topdac in the town of Atok. Benguet police, medical personnel and disaster response teams were immediately dispatched for a rescue operation.

As of this writing, we're still gathering and trying to confirm information about the accident - how it happened, the type of vehicle, the number of passengers, and if there are any casualties. We will be updating this report as soon we gather more details.

UPDATE: The vehicle was a white mini dump truck and it was being driven by Vidal Aquino Baldino, 26 years old, native of Kabayan and resident of La Trinidad. Baldino was the only person aboard the truck.

Due to a mechanical error, the driver lost control of the truck which led to the accident. Responding personnel rescued Baldino and rushed him to the Benguet General Hospital where he is currently recuperating. Read more here.

Below are photos from the accident site.
Image credit: Jessie Waynazdi/Benguet PDRRMC

Jessie Waynazdi/Benguet PDRRMC

Image credit: Elgin Bulcio

Elgin Bulcio

Elgin Bulcio

Elgin Bulcio