At least three police officers were killed and a fourth was injured in a collision between a car and a delivery van dawn Monday in a suburban village in Bacolod City.
Police said the smash-up happened along Lacson St., Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod.
Killed were Christian Gabana, 28; Ma. Riegem dela Pena and Jacky Jimenez. Injured was Jerry Serrano.
The reports said the police officers were riding in a Nissan Sentra (license plate FDR-107) driven by Gabana.
Gabana tried to pass another vehicle but smashed into the oncoming Fuso van (FWS-705) driven by Serrano.
The passengers of the Nissan were taken to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Hospital. Gabana and Dela Pena were declared dead on arrival while Jimenez died while undergoing treatment.
Serrano was being treated at the same hospital, while the said incident is now being investigated by the Bacolod City police office, the police official said. (Anthony Vargas)