Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Four (4) people were injured while two (2) others died when a dump truck rammed a tent near the City Hall of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan on Tuesday, May 11.
PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that the dump truck driven by Herminio Gerona is owned by the city government of San Jose del Monte.
Initial investigation revealed that Gerona was driving the dump truck around 7:40 am when he had a heart failure causing him to lose control of the vehicle and rammed straight to a tent beside the City Treasury Office where the victims were waiting in line for their cash aid.
The driver and the victims were immediately rushed to the Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose Del Monte where Gerona was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician while one of the victims, the 54 year old woman, Analyn Somooc died while being treated.
Authorities identified the victims as Ronilo Navarro Jr.; Mario Dela Rosa; Mary Rose Eustaquio and Cecilia Beramo.
" We extend our condolences to the families of the victims. Accidents like this happen but we can prevent and avoid them, if you think you are distracted, stressed, fatigued or unwell and it will affect your judgement while driving, you should not get behind the steering wheel, especially when you are intoxicated or under the influence of liquor," PBGEN DE LEON remarked. (PIO-3)