PAGBILAO, Quezon — Authorities here reported that four individuals — including a five-year-old girl — were killed while three other were injured following a collision between two tricycles and a truck on the national highway in Barangay Ikirin here.
Initial reports identified the victims as Teodoro and Justina Balitaan, Mary Rose Ravano and the five-year-old girl whose name was withheld by authorities.
According to officer-on-case Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Lacerna, the truck collided with a tricycle driven by Marvin Lopez with the fatalities as passengers upon reaching a curved portion of the road at about 9 a.m.
Due to the impact, Lopez’s transportation bumped the tricycle of Allan Jay Rey who was injured with his passenger Nilda Jaranilla Peñarubia. Lopez’s sidecar detached from the motorcycle.
Marvin also sustained injuries with passenger Marilyn Lopez.
The Pagbilao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office rushed the victims to the MMG General Hospital in Lucena City where four of them were declared dead on arrival.
The truck driver — identified as Junior Rafael Vidaya Jovinal — is in the custody of the local police.
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