By Staff
Published 7:13 AM, July 21, 2022

Almeria, Biliran – Eleven passengers on board a passenger multi-cab including the driver were injured when a speeding road roller (Pison) swerved to the opposite lane causing a collision about 7: 30 in the morning on Tuesday (Jul 19) along national road of Sitio Puro Brgy Pili, Almeria Biliran.

Almeria COP Police Lt. Edwin Simbajon identified the driver of the Suzuki Multicab color Red with Plate Number HVL-429 as Bienvenido Liray y Banuag, 55, a resident of Brgy. Balite, Kawayan, Biliran. While the driver of the road roller who is at large after fleeing from the crime scene was identified as Pio Diloy, of legal age, Foreman of E.G. Canabe Construction and a resident of Carigara Leyte.

Case investigator Police Staff Sergeant Renate D Palconit said that Almeria Police Station received a cellular phone call from a concerned citizen that there was a traffic accident transpired at the abovementioned place which they immediately responded to verify the veracity of the said reported accident. Upon arrival the police saw a number of people being given first aide by local rescue group led by the Bureau of Fire Protection and later transported them to the Biliran Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.

Investigation conducted by PSSgt. Palconit disclosed that that the multi-cab was travelling from Kawayan, Biliran going to the Capital town of Naval, Biliran while the road roller was travelling in opposite direction. However, the police said that upon reaching the place of incident which is a downhill curve lane, the road roller who was moving in speedy descending motion suddenly crossed the lane towards the lane of the multi-cab resulting to a collision. As a result, the multi-cab fell down to the cliff portion of the road and residents and passersby of the road help one another to pull the passengers of the multi-cab back to the road.

All passengers of the multi-cab sustained injuries and immediately brought to Biliran Provincial Hospital for medical treatment. The road roller driver however fled away after the incident.

Personnel of said station conducted hot pursuit operation for the possible arrest of the fleeing driver yesterday but failed to arrest the suspect.

However, about 7: 00 in the morning today (Jul 20) suspect Pio Diloy Jr. y Acenrdan, 40, married, driver, construction worker, a resident og Brgy. Candigahub, Carigara, Leyte surrendered to the Almeria Police but did not issue any statement yet.

The 10 injured passengers who were brought to the hospital for treatment along with the driver were Ervin Liray y Andrino, 29, a resident of Brgy. Balite, Kawayn, Biliran, Eda Francisco y Montallana, 63, a resident of Brgy Masagaosao, Kawayan, Biliran, Marlyn Francisco y Hapa, 44, and a resident of Brgy. Masagaosao, kawayan, Biliran, Erlyn Liray y Andrino, 20, Teacher by occupation and a resident of Brgy. Balite, Kawayan, Biliran, Gemma Servano y Lubang, 57, Barangay Heath Worker, a resident of Brgy. Balite, Kawayan, Biliran, Daniela Ngoho y Dela Rosa, 20, student, a resident of Brgy. San Lorenzo, Kawayan, Biliran, Amia Sacare y Dela Cruz, 57, a resident of Brgy. Balite, Kawayan, Biliran, Rocel Rose Biloy y Paid, 20, student, a resident of Brgy Poblacion, Kawayan, Biliran, Fe Mahilum y Cañezo, 41, teacher, a resident of Brgy. Masagongsong, Kawayan, Biliran, and Andy Sacare, of legal age, a resident of Brgy Balite, Kawayan, Biliran.


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