Van rams trike in Mt Prov; mother killed, four injured

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BAUKO, Mountain Province – One was killed while four others were wounded when a Delica Van plowed on to them here at Mabilig, Sadsadan Feb. 12 around 9:30 a.m.
A police report said the green van with plate number RCA 374,
owned and driven by Tomas Bulaglag Bandao, 68, collided with a motorcycle driven by Reinfred Josh Kidkid Manabeng of Sadsadan Trail, then suddenly hit the victims while they were at the side of the road.
Killed was Cherry Pagindas Soriano, 31 who was hit on the head; Agrifina Mara Gisey, 44; Susan Bantew Mangsi,  42;
Jhesel Kate Galwak Luncio, 9 and one-year-old Charlene Pagindas Soriano, daughter of Cherry P. Soriano, all residents of Sadsadan. 
Police rushed the victims to Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital, here for treatment, but the elder Soriano was pronounced dead on arrival  by physicians while other victims were injured on different parts of their bodies and released after medication except for the baby who was confined.
Investigation disclosed that while the driver of the van was ascending  toward Sitio Bato, it suddenly collided with the motorcycle which came from opposite direction. The van driver felt anxious, instead of applying on his brake he stepped on the accelerator causing the vehicle to move forward hitting the victims.

The motorcycle was also damaged. Bandao was taken into custody by police. 


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