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Tricycle Falls into Ravine; 15 Passengers Injured

Tricycle Falls

In San Miguel, Catanduanes, a tricycle falls into ravine, leaving 15 people injured, with most of them being minors under the age of 18. The youngest among them is just 3 years old. The incident occurred as the tricycle, driven by Vincent Morales, 33, was transporting residents of Brgy. Progreso to Brgy. Mabato.

Here are some details of the incident according to the report of Publiko.

Details of the Incident

The tricycle was traveling along the national highway when Morales lost control on a curved section of the road. This loss of control caused the vehicle to veer off course and plummet into a ravine approximately 10 meters deep. The sudden and unexpected nature of the accident led to injuries ranging from head trauma to other bodily injuries among the passengers.

Local authorities and emergency responders quickly arrived at the scene, providing immediate assistance to the injured passengers. The victims were promptly transported to Eastern Bicol Medical Center for urgent medical care. The response highlighted the importance of rapid intervention in such accidents to minimize the severity of injuries and ensure timely medical treatment.

Investigations and Road Safety

Authorities are currently investigating the incident to determine the exact cause of the accident. Investigators are considering factors such as road conditions and potential mechanical failures. The incident underscores the need for enhanced road safety measures, especially on challenging road sections like curves, to prevent similar accidents in the future.

As investigations continue, local officials are urging drivers to exercise caution, particularly when navigating sharp curves, to avoid accidents and ensure the safety of all road users, especially passengers, including vulnerable minors.

Read Also: Woman Dead After Tricycle Falls off Ravine in Talisay, Cebu

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