Two killed, 10 hurt in North Cotabato road crashes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Two motorists were killed and at least 10 others were injured in three separate road crashes along the Kidapawan-Makilala highway in North Cotabato.

Around 1 am on Monday, two drivers died after their motorbikes collided against each other while traversing the Ilomavis Tourism Road in Kidapawan.

Supt. Ramel Hojilla, city police director, identified the slain drivers as Chin Lee Galvez Treyes, 18, of Samonte Subdivision, Kidapawan, and Mosatar Dela Cerna, 29, of Barangay Kibia, Matalam, North Cotabato. The two died on the spot.

Hojilla said Dela Cerna was heading towards Barangay Ilomavis while Treyes was traveling back to the city proper.

Traffic investigators hinted both drivers drove too fast and could have been intoxicated with alcohol.

Also in Kidapawan, at least eight persons were injured when two passenger vans collided along the highway in Barangay Binoligan, around 9 pm on Saturday, the city police’s traffic division said.

Six of the injured persons were passengers.

The Toyota Hi Ace van with license plate number LGY 435 driven by Alan Rex Serapion, 36, of Kabacan, Cotabato, collided with another Hi-Ace van with plate number 1101-294854 driven by Bong Tembal Takbir, 46, of Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

The van driven by Serapion was on its way to Cotabato highway while Takbir was heading towards Davao City.

The drivers and the injured passengers were rushed to different hospitals in Kidapawan.

Police placed the passenger vans under their custody pending an investigation.

In Makilala, North Cotabato, two motorists sustained several injuries when their vehicles crashed along the Makilala highway on Saturday, reports from the traffic division said.

Police identified the injured as Antonio Feria Gajeton, 51, of Barangay Bulakanon, Makilala, and Arnel Badana Pecaña, 40, a member of the Philippine Army from Poblacion-B, M’lang.

Gajeton, who was driving his motorcycle with license plate number 5808YK, hit the motorbike driven by Pacana. Both were rushed to a nearby hospital. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)