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Tragic Road Accident Claims Life of Nursing Student in Balamban

Road Accident

In a devastating incident on Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2024, a nursing student lost her life in a road accident that occurred in Barangay Gaas, Balamban town, located in western Cebu. The young student, identified as Angelu Mae Omayao Pateres, was driving an SUV with 10 of her classmates as passengers when the vehicle flipped over while attempting to avoid collision with another vehicle. Here are some details according to the report of Cebu Daily News.

Details of the Accident

The tragic event unfolded around 5:30 p.m. along the Transcentral Highway, with authorities receiving reports of the accident at approximately 6:40 p.m. Pateres, along with her classmates, all nursing students from a university in Cebu City, were on board the SUV at the time of the incident.

According to a police report, CCTV footage captured the group entering the vehicle after leaving a restaurant. While traveling downhill along the highway in a west to east direction, Pateres encountered another vehicle ahead. In an attempt to avoid a collision, she lost control of the SUV on a curve, causing it to overturn in the middle of the road.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and transported the injured students to Balamban Provincial Hospital for treatment. Tragically, Pateres succumbed to her severe head injuries upon arrival at the hospital. Meanwhile, her classmates sustained various injuries and are currently undergoing medical treatment.

The Aftermath

Anastacio Pateres, the grieving father of the deceased driver, shared that his daughter, an experienced driver, had been accompanied by her classmates during the road accident. A distressing video captured by one of the passengers depicted the harrowing moments leading up to the crash, with screams echoing as the vehicle overturned.

As the community mourns the loss of a promising young individual, arrangements are underway to transfer Pateres’ remains to a funeral home in the province. The tragic incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance while traveling on our highways.

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