2 dead, 3 injured after pick-up truck falls off a bridge in La Union

CABA, La Union – Two employees of a power energy service company based in Benguet were killed, while three of their colleagues were injured, after the pick-up truck they were riding in fell off a bridge along the national highway in Barangay Gana here on Tuesday, January 5.

Police identified the fatalities as Lemuel Sebio, 32, a resident of Green Valley, Baguio City; and Mark Lardizabal, 49, resident of Tuba, Benguet. They were employees of Hedcor Company, which is based in Benguet.

Their fellow Hedcor employees, who were injured in the mishap, were Jay Nabus, 27, driver of the vehicle, and a resident of La Trinidad; Alexander Padilla, 26, a resident of Baguio City; and Norian Dagyapan, 37, a resident of Tuba, Benguet. 

According to Caba Police Station investigator P/Sr. Master Sgt. Marco Dulnuan, Nabus tied to avoid an oncoming motorcycle, which jumped to their lane, and lost control, sending the pick-up truck falling off the bridge.

The rescue team also reportedly had a hard time rescuing the victims, who were trapped in the vehicle.

Sebio and Lardizabal died on-the-spot due to the severe injuries they sustained.