DEADLY DRIVING One Dead, Four Hurt in Buhangin Three-Car Mishap

The driver of a Hyundai Accent who tried to overtake another vehicle unmindful of incoming traffic paid dearly for his recklessness when his vehicle smashed into another vehicle, killing him and injuring four of his passengers in the process.

The vehicular accident transpired on July 15, at 1:50 in the morning along C.P Garcia Highway, Diversion Road, particularly Buhangin underpass, Barangay Buhangin, Davao City.

Deceriol Durias Relacion, resident of San Roque, Malalag, Davao del Sur, holder of non- professional driver’s license was pronounced dead by the attending physician, Dr. Angelica Mary Joan at 2:50 am at Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City.

His four passengers identified as Jessa Mae Ceriales, 30, resident of Mutual Homes, Communal,Buhangin, Davao City and Elona Jane Domogan, 26,  resident of Tienda Aplaya, Digos City,  Rhodalle Andilan , 31,  resident of Phase 2 ,Block 41, Lot 19, Deca Homes Indangan, Buhangin, Davao City and Eva Alicaway, 27, resident of Cateel, Davao Oriental were also brought to SPMC for their medical treatment.

Relacion was the driver of Hyundai Accent bearing plate no. MR- 6808 registered under the name of Angelo H. Matapias, with address at B24, L14, P2 Molave Subd, Brgy Indangan, Davao City.

Other vehicles involved in the crash were one Toyota Innova bearing plate no. LJH -437 owned by Shariff Madzmir A. Hasim of Falcasantos Drive, Sunrise Village, Guiwan, Zamboanga City driven by Alexander I. Villarube Jr , resident of Purok 3, Jasmin St. Brgy Ubalde, Agdao, Davao City holder of professional driver’s license.

Coming from the opposite direction was one  Toyota Hi Ace Van (Ambulance) bearing plate no. KGU -281 registered under the name of Surigao Medical Center Inc. with address at KM 3,Washington Poblacion, Surigao City, driven by Ranolfo F Mediano, resident of Santa Cruz, Davao Del Sur, a holder of professional driver’s license carrying an injured  passenger identified as Frank Dulpina, 33 yrs old, resident of Purok Nueva, Surigao City.

Investigation revealed that the Toyota Innova followed by Hyundai Accent were travelling along C.P Garcia Highway heading toward NHA Buhangin,Davao City while the ambulance was travelling from the opposite direction.  Upon reaching Buhangin underpass , the Hyundai Accent overtook the Toyota Innova not noticing that the ambulance was approaching. Hyundai Accent tried to swerved back to its original lane but collided its right front corner portion collide against Toyota Innova’s left side center portion.

Hyundai Accent also collided with the front left corner of the ambulance causing the crash.

All victims of the crash were taken by responding team of Central 911 to SPMC for medical treatment.