Four family members were declared dead on the spot after an overloaded truck of sugarcane pinned down the car they are travelling in.
The Hyundai EON that the family rode was totally wrecked when the 10-wheeler truck unfortunately fell on them in the afternoon of November 30 at Purok Malipayon, Barangay Atipuluan, Bago City.
Photos courtesy of Bombo Radyo Bacolod
The passengers of the Hyundai EON included the grandfather, grandmother, their daughter and one of their grandchildren. It took time for the passengers to be rescued as the sugarcane needs to be lifted by a crane first.
It was heartbreaking to see that the grandmother was still hugging her grandchild when they were taken out of the car.
Because of many wounds that the victims got from the accident, they were declared dead on the spot.
Bombo Radyo interviewed a few witnesses to the accident and they say that the car stopped because the truck was not moving in a straight path but, when it came near the car of the victims, it instantly fell.
The persons who were declared dead were the driver named Romulo Espinosa, 59; his wife named Josephine, 53; their daughter named Cristine Sarcia and their grandson named John Vincent Sarcia, 3-years-old; they are residents of Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.
Cristine is a supervisor in one of the BPO companies in Bacolod. The family was from Bacolod and were on their way home when the tragic accident happened.
Meanwhile, the driver of the 10-wheeler truck named Herman Majometano of Hacienda Pili, Barangay Pacol, Bago City is now detained at Bago City Police Station.
Majometano says that he was unaware that a car was stuck underneath his truck when it fell. Another hauler who was behind him was the one who informed him about the car.
The truck he was driving is owned by a hauling company.