6 killed, 5 injured in ambulance-truck collision in Zamboanga del Norte

Published June 30, 2022, 11:26 AM

by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

BUREAU of Fire Protection (BFP) Sindangan personnel and other responders rescue victims from the wreckage of an ambulance and truck that collided head on in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte Wednesday, June 29. (Sindangan BFP photo)
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Six persons were killed while five others were injured when an ambulance collided with a truck in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte Wednesday, June 29.

A police report said the ambulance was travelling on the national highway in Sitio Guisokan towards Dipolog City when it collided with an Isuzu hauler truck travelling in the opposite direction.

Investigation showed that the truck veered towards the lane occupied by the ambulance after the driver lost control of the steering wheel during a brake malfunction.

Ambulance driver Joseph Lopena and truck driver Mario Macatual were killed on the spot.

Four passengers of the ambulance were declared dead on arrival in a Sindangan hospital: Analisa Maribojoc, Princess Gold Ejan Sangilan, Julie Jay Sumonglay, and a still unidentified person.

Five others in the ambulance were injured. They were Saturnino Nelles Tagulod, Sany Boy Rubayan, Izan Encion Luz, Flora Mae Toto Antoc, and an identified passenger.