Local News: 15YO Boy Killed, 27 Hurt in San Carlos City Road Mishap
A 15-year old boy was killed while 27 others including the jeepney driver were injured in a car accident that took place along Sitio Walos, Brgy. Bagonbon, San Carlos City about 7AM, Wednesday.
SPO1 Noven Martin M. Lacson, traffic personnel of San Carlos City Police conducted the ocular inves-tigation and reported that a blue and white-colored Mitsubishi Ford jeepney bearing plate number FVJ 909 was descending along the said area heading North direction, when the brake malfunctioned causing the driver, Michael Baraquia to swerve towards the left shoulder of the road. Consequently, the vehicle fell into the ditch and turned turtle bringing along its passengers when it veered off the lane.
Baraquia, 33, of Brgy. Agpangi, Calatrava surren-dered to the local police authorities after the incident.
One of his passengers, identified as Jefery Paz, 15, of Sitio Hagonoy, Brgy. Punao, San Carlos City was declared dead upon arrival by attending physicians at San Carlos City Hospital.
Moreover, Betchy Ardiente, 15, and Jocelyn Sumilhig, 56, with a high school principal were rushed to a hospital facility in Bacolod City for medical treatment.
Other passengers were identified as: Eva Benlot, 33; Josephine Sandag, 29; Marinela Baran, 30; Liza Chan, 30; Susan Templado, 41; Leonila Mahusay, 29; Jerlinda Deocampo, 37; Marilou Tero, 43; Pamela Albiar, 14; Rosemarie Cantiga, 43; Raymund Barbecho, 14; Ramy Caballes, 14; Jessa Dacillo, 14; Jeraldine Dacillo, 16; Dwight Navarro, 14; Ryallin Deguiño, 16; Maricar Fat, 37; MJ Fat, 7; Rey Rodriguez, 12; Gellian Bistis, 14; Rose Ann Refuela, 10; Gelo Niño Suelto, 7; Oliver Suelto; 32; and Noel Carambas, 18 years old. They sustained injuries on different parts of their body and were treated at San Carlos City Hospital. The vehicle was damaged on its front wind shield, bumper, body assembly and its brake.
Baraquia is presently detained and under investigation. He may face charges for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and multiple physical injuries.*