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1 killed, 9 hurt in accidents

One was killed and nine were injured in road accidents in Bacolod City during the weekend.

The fatality was identified by traffic investigator Police Officer 3 Docelio Pachoro as Renato Diamzon, 25, of Purok Punay in Brgy. 16, Bacolod.

Diamzon sustained head injuries and was killed on the spot, the police said.

Investigation showed that Diamzon was on his motorcycle and was heading west of Magdalene Street at Sharina Heights Subdivision, Brgy Taculing, at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he miscalculated a turn and hit a concrete electrical post.

Nine persons were also injured when a canter truck that delivers softdrinks collided with the ambulance of San Enrique town, Negros Occidental at the junction of Rizal and Lacson streets, Bacolod City at about 3 p.m. yesterday.

Traffic investigator Police Officer 2 Ben Tajonera said ambulance driver Ricky Francisco, 41, his passengers Elmer Buenaflor, 42, Agusto Buenaflor, 44, Wilma Bidayos, 32, Niño Uberas, 33 and Pacita Remollana, 57, all residents of Brgy. Poblacion, San Enrique, were rushed to the Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital.

Truck driver Andy Medes, 22, and his helper Felisimo Alitudio, 30, both of Brgy. Carul-an and their companion Michael Tayhon, 27, of Brgy. Tagukon, all of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, were, meanwhile, treated on their injuries at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Tajonera said.

Some of them have already been released from the hospital as they sustained only minor injuries, he said.

Tajonera added that, based on his initial investigation, the ambulance was on its way to bring Remollana’s son Willie Remollana Jr., 33, to the hospital and was heading north of Lacson Street when it collided with the truck, which was then heading east of Rizal Street.

The impact caused the empty bottles to be thrown out of the truck. Volunteers of the Amity and Chinese Chamber fire brigades had to hose down the pieces of broken bottles on the street.

The door at the passenger’s side of the canter truck and the front portion of the ambulance were damaged, Tajonera said.*APN

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