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Road Crash Claims One Life and Injures 22 in Davao de Oro

Road Crash

Tragedy struck in Monkayo, Davao de Oro, as a passenger bus collided with a container van, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries. The incident highlights the importance of road safety and vigilance among motorists. Here are some details according to GMA Regional TV News.

The Incident

On Sunday, March 24, 2024, a passenger bus en route to Butuan City from Davao City collided with a container van in Purok 9, Barangay Baylo. The collision occurred when the bus driver failed to notice the container van, which was parked on the inner lane due to engine trouble. The bus conductor, Riann Mamusog, aged 32, tragically lost his life in the crash.

n addition to the fatality, 22 individuals, including the bus driver, sustained injuries in the accident. The injured passengers were promptly transported to the Davao de Oro Provincial Hospital for medical treatment. The extent of their injuries remains undisclosed.

Investigation and Findings

An investigation into the incident is currently underway to determine the sequence of events leading to the collision. Initial reports suggest that the container van’s signage compromised visibility. Makeshift signs made of leaves proved insufficient to alert oncoming vehicles. Corporal Mark Lozarita, Monkayo Municipal Police Traffic Investigator, highlighted this factor as a contributing element to the tragedy.

Road Safety Measures

The tragic outcome underscores the importance of implementing robust road safety measures. This includes proper signage placement and adherence to traffic regulations.
Authorities must ensure adequate maintenance of road infrastructure to prevent similar accidents in the future.

The local community and authorities are rallying together to support the victims and their families during this challenging time. Efforts are underway to provide assistance to the injured and extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

The road crash in Monkayo serves as a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of negligence and insufficient road safety measures. It is imperative for motorists to exercise caution and vigilance while navigating the roads, and for authorities to prioritize the enhancement of road infrastructure to prevent future tragedies.

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