1 dead, 9 injured in multiple vehicle collision in Lucena City

Published July 19, 2019, 2:25 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Danny Estacio 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – A truck driver died, while nine others were injured, in a multiple vehicle collision at the diversion road of Barangay Kanlurang Mayao, here, Friday morning.

(Danny Estacio / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Lucena PNP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Lucena City police station head Lieutenant Colonel Reydante Ariza identified the fatality as Pacifico Cadag Espadilla, 55, and a resident of Brgy. Tagbakin Atimonan town. He was the driver of an Isuzu Elf Dropside truck that was one of the vehicles that figured in the accident.

The injured victims were brought to the hospital and their identities have yet to be released by police investigators.
Aside from the truck that Espadilla was driving, also involved in the collision were a pickup truck, a van, and a passenger bus.

The police report said that, at around 8 a.m. Friday, a JAC Line bus, driven by Michael Salazar Verana, was traversing the diversion road heading to Pagbilao town, when it tried to overtake another vehicle. But it collided with the truck that was being driven by Espadilla.

The pickup and van, which were travelling behind the Isuzu truck, were also included in the accident.

 
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