Saturday, November 28, 2015

19-Year-Old Driver Dies In A Road Accident In Bangao, Buguias, Benguet

A young man perished while three of his companions suffered injuries when their motorcycle rammed into an electric post in Cotcot, Bangao, Buguias, Benguet on Friday night (November 27). The fatality has been identified as Jomel Morel Palada. He was only nineteen years old. Those injured are Charlie Agustin Paran (23), Judy Ann Maggay Libagen (18), and Rosalie Gasmena Fudayan (18).

The group was reportedly on their way home from a drinking session. Palada lost control of the motorcycle causing it to run into an electric post. Rescuers brought all four passengers to the Lutheran Hospital in Abatan.

The network of roads in the Cordillera region is considered as the most dangerous in the country. The region has the highest number of annual fatalities from road accidents in the country. Most of the accidents are due to vehicles malfunctioning and then falling off steep mountain slopes. Needless to say, to our drivers out there, always drive safely. And yes, don't drink and drive.

[Source: Herald Express]