Truck, Fell into the abyss; Driver, Critical

NEGROS ORIENTAL (Feb. 27, 2020) – A 65-year-old driver is now recovering after his truck crashed into the crater of Sitio Tabuay, Barangay Pantao, Mabinay, Negros Oriental yesterday afternoon (Feb. 26 , 2020).

The driver of the truck, Edmundo Cardosa of Barangay Casalaan, Siaton, was wounded in the head, face and body.

In the video taken by Cyrus Maylan, it is seen helping locals near the scene to rescue the victim along with members of the rescuer at the Mabinay LGU.

Rescuers found it difficult to move the victim up the road from his truck in the river of Tabuay.

The victim’s was wounded on his Head and face including his legs and were quickly brought to the public hospital in Mabinay by the town ambulance.

Traffic police investigator PMS Jimboy Cabristante said the victim was still conscious when he was rescued from a damaged truck.

But before reaching the hospital, the victim, who was believed to have a fracture on his back, was already unconscious.This made them move to Dumaguete Hospital

According to the investigation, the driver was alone. While his sugarcane truck was traveling along Provincial Road from Sitio Maasin, Barangay Nara to Pantao when he lost a break on the wrong road causing it to crash. pond with a depth of 50 feet.

Law enforcement officials remind drivers especially for large trucks to take heavy breaks so that the break is always conducive to avoid accident.

Video and Photos Courtesy: Cyrus Maylan
Reference: Dumaguete News Digital

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