5 fatal road accidents in Cavite in March

Published March 28, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Anthony Giron

Imus, Cavite – At least five fatal road accidents were reported just this month in Cavite province.

Governor Jesus Crispin C. Remulla and other officials have expressed concern over the spike in the accidents.

The Cavite provincial police identified the latest fatality as Jerome Omac Dellosa, 35, a resident of Grand Centennial Homes Subdivision, Barangay Putol, Kawit.

Last Tuesday, Dellosa died of chest injuries at Kawit Kalayaan Hospital after the Mitsubishi L-300 van he was driving rammed a tree in a center island on Narra, a street also at Grand Centennial Homes.

Vehicular accidents have become almost daily occurrences in the province.

Remulla called on the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Land Transportation Office (LTO), the mayors and motorists to take a united stand to prevent road accidents.

“Road accidents are of different types and origins. We asked the LTFRB to get its act together about Cavite. Many vehicles are no longer roadworthy. We have passed another ordinance on motorcycles and (just) finishing the IRR (implementing rules and regulations).We have told the mayors that it is improper to allow tricycles to ply national roads in the franchises they issue.  Preventive measures are our only option,” the governor told Manila Bulletin.