3 die in road accidents in Himamaylan


Three persons died while two others were injured in separate vehicular accidents Nov. 22 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Traffic investigator, P/Cpl. Mark John Dato, said Wednesday that Lito Garzon, 22, was declared dead on arrival at the Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital, after his motorcycle collided with a Toyota Fortuner vehicle, driven by Evelyn Salvador, at the national highway of Hacienda Nueva in Brgy. Tooy, Himamaylan City Tuesday.

Initial police investigations showed that Salvador, 62, who was on her way to Kabankalan City, tried to overtake another vehicle and bumped the motorcycle of Garzon that was heading in the opposite direction.

The Toyota Fortuner vehicle and motorcycle that figured in a collision Nov. 22 in Brgy. Tooy, Himamaylan City. | PNP photo

Garzon was thrown off his motorcycle and hit the concrete road. He sustained chest and head injuries, and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital by Dr. Alan Ramos, police said.

Salvador also suffered injuries and is now being treated at a private hospital in Kabankalan City.

Another vehicular accident in Sitio Nato, Brgy. Aguisan, also in Himamaylan Tuesday, claimed the lives of Mariel Pedro, 19, and Ledesma Arselias, 46, the police said.

Police investigations showed that the van driven by Kimlou Serenio figured in a collision with the 150 Rusi tricycle driven by Pedro, with two passengers.

Pedro lost control of the tricycle while swerving to the inner lane of the road, and collided with the van, which was running in the opposite direction.

Police investigation also showed that Pedro was driving the tricycle without a license.

Arselias, 46, was reported by the police to have been declared dead on arrival at the Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital. Pedro died while being treated in the same hospital.

The 15-year-old passenger of the tricycle is also being treated at the district hospital, the police said./GB