Quezon road crash leaves 4 dead, 9 hurt
MANILA, Philippines — Three members of a family and their driver were killed while nine others were injured in a multiple vehicle collision in Barangay Malay Lopez, Quezon, police said Friday.
The Quezon Provincial Police identified the fatalities as Raymundo Acebuche, his wife Maryjoy Claire, and their 20-year old daughter Raquel. Their driver Paterno Carnate Jr. also died in the crash. Police said the victims were aboard a Toyota Hiace van.
Police said the couple’s two other children–24-year-old Roselyn and 20-year-old Rafael—who were also in the van, survived the crash.
A report from the Quezon Provincial Police said a Hino bus being driven by Marlon Ricon was traversing along Maharlika Highway when it crashed into the Toyota Hiace van at about 11:55 p.m. Thursday.
After hitting the van, the bus then collided with a tricycle and a parked Honda Civic parked near the area.
Police said the victims were brought to the Magsaysay Memorial Hospital but four of them were declared dead on arrival. The other victims are still being treated at the hospital.
Police said Ricon was arrested while the incident is being investigated. Police said complaints of Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Multiple Homicide, Physical Injury, and Damage to Property are now being readied against Ricon. /muf