1 dead, 5 wounded in N. Cotabato road accident

Published January 18, 2018, 1:57 PM

by Restituto Cayubit

By The Philippine News Agency

COTABATO CITY – An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died while five others were wounded Wednesday after a speeding multicab vehicle rammed a tricycle at the highway in Pikit, North Cotabato.

Pikit, Cotabato Map (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)
FILE PHOTO: Pikit, Cotabato Map. (Google Maps/PNA/MANILA BULLETIN/File Photo)

A report from the Pikit police office identifed the fatality as Maila Sindatok, 21, a visiting OFW, while those injured as tricycle driver Junto Ziosop, 41; Sophia Nawal, 75; Baikan Ibong 62; Precilla Midsapak, 39; and Wilma Sindatok, 39, all local residents.

Chief Insp. Romy Castanares, Pikit police chief, said the victims were about to board a tricycle they flagged down around 2:30 p.m. along the highway in Barangay Batulawan when suddenly rammed from behind by the fast-moving multicab vehicle.

The impact was so strong that it sent both vehicles veering off the road towards a nearby ricefield.

The vicitms were rushed to a local hospital where Sindatok, who was pinned in the incident, expired while undergoing emergency treatment.

The driver, whom the report did not identify, voluntarily surrendered after the incident.