BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
Two vehicular accidents in Bacolod City over the weekend claimed the lives of two men, and resulted in injuries to nine others.
The fatalities were identified by Station 3 commander, P/Major Richard Fajarito, as Joshua Dalumpines, 23, of Puerto Forperia, Brgy. Mandalagan, and Adrian Bacan, 24, of Greensville 1, Brgy. Estefania, in Bacolod.
Fajarito said both victims were not wearing helmets and they might have been speeding when the accident happened.
Initial investigation conducted by P/SSgt. Richard Demaala showed that the victims were onboard a Yamaha Mio motorcycle, driven by Dalumpines, and heading west of Buri Road. When it reached Camella Subdivision, the motorcycle swerved to the opposite lane and hit the gutter, Fajarito said.
The impact caused the victims to be thrown off the motorcycle and slam into a pile of concrete pipes beside the road, resulting in their immediate death, he said.
Fajarito added the two could have been under the influence of liquor as they came from a birthday celebration before the accident occurred.
Nine persons were also hospitalized when two pick-up vehicles collided at the Bacolod downtown area at about 1:40 a.m. yesterday.
Investigation conducted by P/SSgt. Gabriel Vasquez showed that the Nissan Navara pick-up of Jacksie Aujero, 44, of Brgy. Alegria in Murcia town, Negro Occidental, was heading east of Rizal Street while the Isuzu D-Max pick-up, driven by Mark Anthony Chua, 40, of Sharina Heights Subdivision, Bacolod, was heading south of Lacson Street, when the collision happened. Chua, Aujero, and her passengers, identified as Gina Binglazan, 52, Lynette Lazalita, 44, Joery Martinez, 39, Jeramie Siroy, 25, James Martinez, 13, and Jirlyn Canseller, 17, were treated at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center and at The Doctors’ Hospital.*