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Road Accident Claims One Life, Leaves Another in Critical Condition in Albay

Road Accident

A devastating road accident in Legazpi City, Albay, resulted in the loss of a woman’s life and left her husband critically injured after their tricycle was struck by a car and subsequently hit by a delivery van. Here are some details according to GMA Regional TV News.

Incident Details

The unfortunate incident unfolded as CCTV footage captured the car rear-ending the tricycle, causing it to swerve into the path of an oncoming delivery van. The collision ejected the couple onto the street, resulting in severe injuries.

Despite medical efforts to save her, the woman tragically succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile, her husband remains in critical condition, battling for recovery.

Victims’ Background

The couple, who were on their way home from the public market where the woman worked as a vendor, fell victim to the accident, leaving behind two young grandchildren.

Expressing her anguish, Josephine Nasol, the mother of the deceased woman, lamented the negligence that led to the tragedy, highlighting the responsibility of the driver in ensuring the safety of others on the road.

Driver’s Account

The driver of the car initially fled the scene but later surrendered to the Legazpi City Police Station, citing fear as the reason for his delay in reporting. He expressed remorse upon learning of the fatal outcome at the police station.

PEMS Henry Llona Mirafuentes, Chief Traffic Investigator at Legazpi CPS, affirmed the driver’s surrender and underscored the importance of accountability in such incidents. The driver and his vehicle are currently under police custody.

Resolution Ahead

While authorities did not arrest the driver of the delivery van, they are currently making efforts for him to meet with the family of the victims. The family, meanwhile, is deliberating whether to pursue legal action or consider a settlement in the wake of the tragedy.

This heartbreaking incident serves as a poignant reminder of the consequences of negligence on the road and underscores the need for heightened vigilance and accountability among all motorists. As the community grapples with the aftermath of this tragedy, support and justice remain paramount for the affected family.

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