Tragic Highway Accident in Zamboanga City: Seaman Killed, Family Injured

Seaman Killed in Zamboanga City
Seaman Killed in Zamboanga City

A tragic accident occurred on the Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat (MCLL) highway in Zamboanga City, resulting the seaman being killed and injuries to his wife and son. The incident was reported on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, following the accident at around 9:25 p.m. on Monday, January 8, in Divisoria village, approximately 6.2 kilometers east of the city.

The victim was identified as 32-year-old Julius Cesar Achumbre, a resident of Lanzones village. His wife, Jelly May, also 32, and their three-year-old son, Aiden Luke, were injurdd and have been hospitalized.

According to the police investigation, the family was traveling on a motorcycle towards the east coast when a wing van truck. Driven by 24-year-old Alvin Bacaron from San Carlos, Valencia City, crashed into their motorcycle from behind. Bacaron reported that the accident was cause by a brake malfunction in his truck.

The truck driver and his vehicle are currently under police custody. This incident is the third highway mishap report in the area for the year 2024. The first two accidents occurred on Friday, January 5, with one student killed and three others injured in one incident. And a driver killed with two others injured in another.

These series of accidents highlight ongoing concerns about road safety. And also the need for strict adherence to traffic regulations to prevent such tragic occurrences. The local authorities are likely to intensify efforts to ensure safer roads and provide necessary assistance to the affected families.

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