4 die, 14 hurt in Ilocos road mishaps

Published March 22, 2019, 5:50 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Freddie Lazaro 

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur – Four persons were killed and at least 14 others were injured in separate road accidents in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on Wednesday.

Sr. Inspector Leonilo Ancheta, the chief of police of Bantay, Ilocos Sur, reported that Vilma Parada, a 45-year-old teacher; and her hus­band, Ferdinand, a tour guide, died in an accident involving four vehicles on the national highway in Barangay Guimod, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Wednes­day night.

Injured were identified as Alyza Mae Parada and Charise Parada, who were riding in tricycle driven by Ferdinand; Jonathan Tabios, Cherry Anne Tabios and Charmane Nathalie Tabios, occupants of another tricycle; Ian Jay De Leon, Rolly Ramos, Jovan Abella, Gerald Vitacion and BJ Rafa­nan, who were in a car involved in the incident.

Police reported that car driven by BJ Rafanan hit accidentally the two tricycles. The tricycle driven by Fer­dinand Rapada then smashed into a parked van.

In Pasuquin, Ilocos, Josephine Moises, 51, and Edmundo Martillano, 61, both barangay treasurers in Bur­gos, Isabela, died when their Toyota Fortuner slammed into an electric post on the national highway of Ba­rangay 25, Pragata,.

The other passengers of the For­tuner were injured and were identi­fied as Junard Salacup, 23, SK Chair­man; Barangay Kagawad Domingo Lastimosa, 44, of Barangay Bacnor West, Burgos Isabela; Elizabeth Bu­cag, 56, Barangay teasurer and resi­dent of Barangay San Antonio, Bur­gos Isabela; and Novelito Abaya, 52, the driver and a resident of Barangay Cullalabo, Burgos, Isabela.

Police said the car overshot the shoulder of the road and hit the elec­tric post before ending up in a corn field.