1 dead, 30 injured in vehicular accident

Killed was Remuel Regalado who died due to severe head injuries and bone fractures.

Regalado, who was seated on the roof of the jeepney, jumped along with other passengers when they sensed something was wrong with the vehicle.

Nine of Regalado’s relatives were among those seriously injured in the accident, the second worst vehicular accident in North Cotabato this month.

Doctors at the Kidapawan Medical Specialist Hospital decided to cut the legs of Roni Regalado and Jimmy Gordonas due to severe blood clots and bone fractures.

The victims had just come from a family reunion in Antipas, a hinterland municipality in North Cotabato, and were on their way home to Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat when the accident happened.

The driver, Bernardino Rosario, has been detained at the police station here. He was charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and multiple injuries.

On April 10, another tragic vehicular accident took place in Matalam town, also in North Cotabato, that left nine people dead and more than 30 others injured. The Isuzu Elf also lost its brakes and turned turtle along a curve in Barangay Alimodian. Five died on the spot, including two children. The victims were on their way to attend a funeral of a relative.