SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya—A bus driver died while 27 passengers of the bus bound for Maddela town in Quirino province were injured after it rammed an electricity transmission post, fell off the national highway, and landed upside down early Friday morning in Barangay Bascaran here.
Supt. Billy Mangali, Solano police chief, identified the fatality as Michael Angelo Santos, a resident of nearby Bayombong town.
Santos drove the GV Florida Transport bus, which left its terminal in Sampaloc, Manila Thursday evening, into the transmission post at 4:20 a.m., Mangali said. The injured were rushed to the PLT Memorial Hospital near the accident site.
“The spare driver and conductor, whom I was able to speak with, said the driver avoided the collision with another vehicle but lost control, apparently because his is moving very fast.” Mangali explained.
The injured passengers were backup driver Danilo Nolledo, 62, of Echague, Isabela; Crystel Mae Pagauisan, 23; Reyma Molabe, 17; Paul Valino, 17; Alyssa Ylanan, 17; Jaylord Badongen, 23; Jeremy Aplasan, 18; Kendale Gaffud, 17; Glechell Gaffud, 28; Rodelyn Bello, 35; Cristopher Diaz, 32; Joenald Agbayani, 46; Rubin Maranion, 62; Crisanto Pagauisan, 26; Prince Carl Pagauisan, 3; Maricel Abad, 25; and Andres Cardo, 16; all of Maddela, Quirino;
Also injured were Ernesto Acierto, 56, of Quezon province; Elivira Tablang; Noel Bareng, 43; Wilmar Ngayan, 26; and Marina Macadangdang, 56, all of Aglipay, Quirino; Romulo Uy, 26 and Florante Abadilla 47 of Lallo, Cagayan; Shirlyn Del Carmen, 38 of San Vicente Cruz, Manila; Hilaria Narag, 65, of Tuguegarao, Cagayan; and Justine Danao, 7 of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya.