Three individuals were killed in twin road accidents in Apayao last October 28.
The first incident involving a motorcycle happened in around 8:30 PM of same date in Brgy. San Francisco, Luna, Apayao where the victim, Walter Salmazan Aloag, was rushed to Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center by a Ford Ranger Pick-up driven by Julius Talamayan Baddo, 26, single, self-employed and a resident of Brgy. San Francisco, Luna, Apayao.
While the pick-up was travelling along the National Highway from Brgy. San Francisco heading towards Quirino, Luna, Apayao, the driver shifted the headlight into dim position because of the approaching motor vehicle from the opposite lane at Brgy. San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao.
However, upon shifting the headlight back into high, the driver accidentally bumped the rear portion of a Suzuki Raider 125 motorcycle without license plate and without any illumination with back ride. As a result, the motorcycle crashed on the ground while the pickup fell at the rice fields at the side of the highway.
The driver and backrider of the motorcycle, still unidentified as of filing of this report, and Aloag were rushed by the responding police, barangay officials and tanods to the hospital but were all declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
The Suzuki motorcycle incurred damages on its rear mud guard and detached headlight assembly and was brought to Luna MPS for further investigation while the pick-up is still at the place of accident as of filing of this report.
Baddo voluntarily surrendered to the responding police officers and is under the custody of Luna MPS for documentation pending investigation of the case.