ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya — A conductor of a provincial bus was declared dead on arrival while eight others were hurt in a road accident along Maharlika Highway, Purok 6, Brgy Bone South, Aritao on Monday afternoon, August 8.
The Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office reported that the accident that happened around 3:30 p.m. involved a trailer truck and Victory Liner.
The conductor of Victory Liner was identified as Clifford Coronel Adaro who was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Van Jasper Bautista, Municipal Health Office (MHO) Aritao.
The bus driver, identified as Armando Bautista, 58, a resident of Purok 2, Brgy. Salvacion, Rosales, Pangasinan is fighting for his life in a hospital.
Other passengers with minor injuries were identified as Abraham Siganay, 74, a priest, of Nueva Vizcaya; Mila Simon, 62, Nurse by Profession and resident of San Manuel, Isabela; and Samantha Manzano, 24, of P. Bantug, ICU, Isabela.
Also injured were two toddlers on board the bus. All the injured were brought to RHU, Aritao hospital.
Some were sent home Monday evening.
Police Executive Master Sergeant Allan Jalmasco, investigator-on case, said the Victory Liner was traversing towards South (Manila) when the driver accidentally sideswiped the trailer truck which was parked at the outer lane, with its hazard lights blinking.
Due to the strong impact, the head tractor swerved on the right shoulder and its helper, Ever Legada, 37, who was then cleaning the trailer bed was also hurt.