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Accident Claims Retired Judge’s Life, Injures 7 Others in Cagayan de Oro

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A devastating accident on Mastersons Avenue in Cagayan de Oro has left a retired judge dead and seven others injured. According to police reports, the collision occurred when the vehicle driven by the retired judge allegedly veered into the opposite lane and collided head-on with another vehicle. Here are some details according to the report of GMA Regional TV News.

Details from the Scene

Police Executive Master Sergeant Marlon Mabalos, a Traffic Investigator from the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, provided insights into the sequence of events leading to the tragic accident. Witnesses recounted that the vehicle driven by the retired judge abruptly changed lanes, seemingly without warning, resulting in the fatal collision.

Seven individuals traveling in the other vehicle sustained injuries as a result of the collision. While investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of the accident, authorities are considering various factors. One possibility under scrutiny is the retired judge’s health condition, with speculations suggesting that he may have experienced a cardiac arrest while driving.

Medical Insights and Cautionary Measures

Reports indicate that a doctor shared with the judge’s family the possibility of a cardiac arrest preceding the collision. In light of this revelation, authorities are cautioning individuals, particularly those on maintenance medication, to be vigilant when traveling, especially during periods of intense heat.

Reflecting on the potential risks associated with medical conditions and extreme weather conditions, Police Executive Master Sergeant Marlon Mabalos emphasized the importance of preventive measures. Those reliant on maintenance medication are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel, particularly during periods of scorching heat, to mitigate the risk of accidents.

The tragic incident has left the community in mourning, highlighting the importance of road safety and health awareness. As investigations continue, authorities remind the community to prioritize safety and take necessary precautions to prevent such devastating accidents in the future.

Read Also: Fatal Road Accident in Batangas Leaves 2 Dead, 22 Injured

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Written by Ruben Licera

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