4 injured in Bato mishap
Bato, Catanduanes  ·  
posted 20-Jan-2019  ·  
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Four persons, including a five-year old girl, were injured last week in an accident along the national highway in Guinobatan, Bato.

The police report stated that fisherman Edgardo Poniado, 58, of Pananaogan, was driving a Honda XRM 125, with students Maria Dhanna Mae Ballester, 18, and Viv Aldrich Tablizo, 12, as backriders when the accident occurred at 1:30 P.M. of Jan. 6.

The vehicle was headed towards Virac when it accidentally hit five-year old Cherry Ann Almanza, who had suddenly appeared behind a tricycle parked at the right side of the road. Poniado did not have a driver’s license at the time.

The girl sustained multiple injuries along with Ballester while the driver, who had no license to drive, and Tablizo had abrasions in the various parts of the body. They were rushed to the Bato Maternity and Children’s Hospital, with the child referred to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center.

In another mishap, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sustained minor injuries when the car he was driving hit a parked tricycle and a nearby house along the road in Tamburan, Bato last Jan. 3, 2019.

The report said Paul Molina, 37, the local government operations officer of Baras, was said to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor when he lost control of a red Suzuki Alto while going to Virac. The runaway car hit a parked top-down tricycle owned by Noe Temeña before hitting the front portion of the house of Eddie Vargas in Tamburan.

In San Miguel town on Jan. 5, an Isuzu forward van owned by contractor Alex Laynes and driven by Raymung Lumabi, 34, was on its way to Viga at 10:15 A.M. of Jan. 5 in District 1 when two-year old Rhieana Aracena suddenly crossed the road and was accidentally sideswiped by the vehicle. She sustained injuries and was rushed to the Bato Maternity and Children’s Hospital for treatment,

The next day, Jan. 6, at 7 A.M., housewife Emma Maraasin, 53, of Rawis, Virac and one Mark Ian Romero, 17, a student, were on board a red Honda XRM along the national highway in Marinawa, Bato while headed to Viga town when their motorcycle ran over a potholed portion of the road.

Maraasin lost control of the vehicle, with the duo falling on the concrete roadway and causing physical injuries to both riders and damages to the vehicles.

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