Three killed in Sorsogon Road Mishap

Monday, April 26th, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY, April 23 (PNA) - At least three persons died and another was injured in a road mishap involving a fuel tanker truck and a motorcycle at dawn at the Maharlika Highway in Casiguran town in Sorsogon, a ranking police officer reported Friday.

The road tragedy claimed the lives of Army Private First Class (PFC) Randy Milagrosa, 35, single, driver of the motorcycle, a member of the 49th Philippine Army Battalion based in Bulan town; Salvador Fernandez, married, driver of the tanker truck and resident of Rapu-rapu town in Albay; and an unidentified woman, who was the back rider of the motorcycle.

Injured was Sammy Bolanos, married, also a native of Rapu-rapu, Albay and a crew of the ill-fated truck.

The victims were rushed to the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital where the three were declared dead on arrival (DOA) by attending physicians.

The victims sustained fatal wounds due to the vehicular collision, attending physicians said.

Police Senior Supt. Eriberto Olitoquit, Philippine National Police (PNP) Sorsogon provincial director, said the road accident happened around 1 AM Friday at the Maharlika Highway at Barangay Boton, Casiguran town.

Olitoquit, quoting initial investigation report, said the fuel tanker truck collided with a Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Milagrosa with an unidentified female back rider.

Probers said the truck might have lost its control and went wayward, hitting the motorcycle and subsequently running over two houses along the national road in said village owned by Emirico Rioso and Marcial Hamor.

The report did not indicate as of press time if there were people injured inside the two houses.

The fatalities' bodies are now at the Labalan Funeral Homes in Sorsogon City. (PNA)