2 hurt as wind-blown tricycle rolls over along San Juanico Bridge

Published April 18, 2021, 8:40 PM

by Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY – Two persons were hurt when a tricycle rolled over along San Juanico Bridge after being blown by strong winds brought by Typhoon ‘Bising’ Sunday, April 18.

WINDSWEPT. Strong winds cause a rollover crash of a glass installer vehicle hurting two people at San Juanico Bridge Sunday, April 18. (Photo by Tacloban Police Station/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The single-vehicle rollover accident sent the two passengers of a glass installer with non-life-threatening injuries to a hospital, according to PMaj. Winrich Laya Lim. 
Lim identified the victims as Florenda Lagarto, 36; and Rodel Lagarto, 28, both residents of this city.
PMaj. Lim disclosed that the vehicle was traveling along San Juanico Bridge from Cabalawan Junction going to Samar around 10 a.m.
Upon reaching the ascending portion of the bridge, the vehicle encountered strong winds which caused the vehicle to roll over and its sidewheel misaligned.
Tacloban and the rest of Eastern Visayas have been experiencing heavy rains and strong winds due to ‘Bising’. 
As of 5p.m., ‘Bising’ has slightly weakened and decelerated while the whole Samar Island is placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2, and the rest of Eastern Visayas under TCWS No. 1.