3 dead, 2 wounded in Bataan road mishap

ORION, Bataan — Three car occupants died while two others were wounded when an oil tanker and a closed delivery van hit their vehicle while about to turn left in an intersection at the busy Roman Superhighway here Tuesday afternoon, police reported on Wednesday.

Attending physicians at the Bataan General Hospital (BGH) in Balanga City declared dead on arrival car driver Jerome Pangilinan, 41, call center agent; Emerson Pangilinan, 32 and Andy Luna, 30; all of Barangay San Vicente in Orion.

Injured were Jon Kennedy de Belen and Lord Jerick Gonzales, both also from Orion and rushed to BGH.

Miguela Sidenyo, a resident nearby, said rescuers from the Metro Bataan Development Authority used a crowbar to remove the dead and the injured who were pinned inside the car.

Reports showed that the car from Balanga City was about to turn left at the Sto. Domingo intersection when the oil tanker tailing it bumped its rear portion. A closed delivery van coming from the Mariveles direction then hit the car’s right side portion.

The front bumpers of both the two big vehicles were destroyed while the rear and right side portions of the car were of total wreck.

Drivers Alexander Datu of the oil tanker and Alfredo Tabayoyong of the closed van were detained at the Orion municipal police station. Police said they were still conducting investigation. PNA-northboundasia.com