Four perish, 3 hurt in North Cotabato highway accident

By Malu Cadelina Manar

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Four persons died on the spot while three others were seriously injured when a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) collided with a tricycle after bursting its tires while maneuvering a curve along the national highway in Matalam, North Cotabato around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Matalam PNP said the tricycle (MI 82071) was heading for Kabacan town, while the MPV (LGR 622) was on its way to Davao when the collision took place.

Those who died and were injured were passengers of the tricycle.

Traffic probers said the MPV was cruising at high speed when it burst its tires, lost control of the vehicle and hit the approaching tricycle on the opposite lane.

“Because of the impact of the collision, we can’t describe how the tricycle now looked,” said Marvin Revilla who witnessed the incident.

The names of the fatalities were not available as of press time.

The driver of the MPV is now under custody of the Matalam police.