TUNGAWAN, Zamboanga Sibugay: One person died while five others were wounded in a vehicular accident early Tuesday in this town, the police disclosed.
Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) Wacky Tarroza said Wednesday that the accident took place around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in Barangay Langon, this municipality.
Tarroza identified the fatality as Wilfredo Mahilum, a resident of Barangay Zambowood, Zamboanga City and the driver of the ill-fated hauler truck.
Wounded were Mahilum’s truckman, Reneboy Fabe, 20; Tomasito Cabatas, a hitch rider; Jose Estecomin; Joemarie Sumalinog; and, Simon Arnaiz.
Tarroza said investigation showed Mahilum lost control of the steering wheel while negotiating on a curve when the hauler truck’s brake malfunctioned.
Tarroza said the truck turned upside down as it crashed into a hill and hit a construction firm’s sleeping quarters at the roadside that resulted to the injury of Estecomin, Sumalinog and Arnaiz, who were inside the quarters
He said Mahilum died on the spot. The wounded victims were taken to the hospital. PNA