Monday, May 25, 2015

Updates On Bontoc Road Accident: 1 Killed And 13 Others Injured

Around noon on Monday (May 25), a passenger jeepney and a van crashed into each other along the Halsema Highway in Pelay, Bontoc Ili, Mt. Province. One died while thirteen others were injured.

The lone fatality has been identified as Larry Bomon-as Bulwayan, a 43-year-old from San Roque, Paco, Lepanto, Mankayan. Bulwayan was the driver of the van and he reportedly died during the accident. The 13 people who got injured were passengers of the jeepney and the van.

Initial police investigation showed that the cause of the accident may have been the van's encroaching of the jeepney's lane. The jeepney was bound for the town of Besao while the van was plying the Abatan 90 route. All injured passengers were rushed by emergency responders to the Bontoc General Hospital.

Those injured were identified as follows:
1. Jimbo Fabrigas, 13, Sabangan, Mountain Province
2. Alfred Galad, 73, Locong, Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province
3. Jay Damoking, 23, Lagan, Sabangan, Mountain Province
4. Jose Fabrigas, 42, Sabangan, Mountain Province
5. Ferdinand Chilig, 19, Pudo, Natonin, Mountain Province
6. Jonel Long-a, 20, Pilipil, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur
7. Rene Buyaen Doyayag, 47, Catengan, Besao, Mountain Province (jeepney driver)
8. Irene Diaten, 70, Catengan, Besao, Mountain Province
9. Ricardo Pacada, 56, Catengan, Besao, Mountain Province
10. Bonifacio Cobre, 27, Sumadel, Tadian, Mountain Province
11. Yasheer Fanao, 3, Betwagan, Sadanga, Mountain Province
12. Geslee Fanao, 4, Betwagan, Sadanga, Mountain Province
13. Tuesday Palonang, 24, Besao, Mountain Province

[Sources: Bombo Radyo Baguio, Baguio Herald Express]
Road accident site. Photo by Kinad Waytan.