7th grader dies, other studes injured in jeepney mishap in Sorsogon

BULUSAN, Sorsogon- A grim vehicular accident snuffed out the life  a Grade 7 student and injured several other students early morning yesterday.

Regional Police Inspector Malu Calubaquib told BICOLSTANDARD.COM that the accident happened at about 6:45 in the morning at Stitio Tigdong, Barangay Bagacay, this town.

She identified the sole casualty as John Paul Freo, 16 years old, and a high school student at the Jaime Espena High School of San Vicente, this town.

Initial police reports indicate that while the jeepney was negotiating the road at Sitio Tigdong, Barangay Bagacay, its front wheel lost traction, causing the vehicle to turn to its side.

An undetermined number of passengers, mostly students, sustained serious and slight injuries as a result.

The injured were immediately rushed to the Halum Medical Clinic and Gubat District hospital for medical treatment.

A team from the Sorsogon Provincial Police Office led by PI Nenita Pome Asuncion proceeded to the scene of the accident with dispatch to render assistance to the victims and to conduct a thorough investigation.

As of press time, the police is still determining the exact number of the injured passengers and confirming their names.

Meanwhile, police has identified the driver of  the involved passenger jeepney, with plate number EVP 209 and which plies the Brgy. Sta. Barbara to Bulusan town proper route, as Jimmy Gallano y Fernandez. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

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