BUGALLON, Pangasinan –Twenty one persons were hurt when an overloaded passenger jeepney collided head-on with a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday along the Romulo Highway in Barangay Bañaga in Bugallon town during a heavy rainfall.
Initial Investigation conducted by the Bugallon police disclosed that on or about 6:30 p.m., the jeepney being driven by Albert Estrada,42, of Magtaking, Bugallon. heading to the south direction, collided with the red Mitsubishi Montero being driven by one Romulo Sagun, 60, an Overseas Filipino Worker, from Polong, Bugallon coming from the opposite direction.
The police said that Sagun had no driver’s license and was found positive of alcoholic breath.
Estrada was taken to the Lingayen District Hospital along with his passengers Cyrille Canullas Cervantes, 17;, Jhirson Abarabar Canullas, 17; , Jennylyn Dela Cruz Ganiban, 17, Danmail Dave Danganan 19; Karen Palma, 17; Rolaika Vien Lawan, 15; Leanne Essabelle Santos, 15; Willbert Yanquiling, 22, Kyla Mae Raga, 15; Kim Cepeda 16; Arlene Abarabar Gregorio, 21; Mary Diane Canabe, 22; Jaen Pancho, 21; Wilfredo Lapid Padilla, 22; Juana Yuson, 51; Rhea-Belle Ann Versoza, 19; all residents of Bacabac, Samat, Magtaking, Polong and Asinan; Bugallon and Uyong Labrador
Also in the same hospital were (Romulo) Sagun. along with his companions Ric De Vera, Gerson Valerio, Andres De Vera, and Kenneth Versoza, all of Barangay Polong Bugallon and Domalandan Lingayen..
Police said the collision happened at a sharp curve of the Bañaga Bridge wherein the Mitsubishi Montero was found to have encroached the opposite lane. LVM/PNA-northboundasia.com