By Staff
Published 7:56 PM, August 19, 2022

Naval, Biliran—- An ambulance driver was pronounced Dead on Arrival at the Biliran Provincial Hospital after smashing into two parked motorcycles and ramming a house fence while showing signs of stroke about 6: 40 in the evening on Thursday (Aug. 18) at Sitio Lupa, Brgy. Calumpang, of the capital town of the Province of Biliran.

Naval Chief of Police Major Ryan Delima identified the victim as Roderick Cesora, 55, married, RHU driver in the Municipality of Caibiran, Biliran, and a resident of Vista Del Mar, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran.

Naval Police said that a concerned citizen called their station thru cellular phone informing their office that an ambulance owned by the Municipality of Caibiran crashed into a house in the aforementioned place. Upon receiving the report, personnel from Naval Police Station immediately proceeded to the place of incident. Upon arrival, the driver was rushed to Biliran Provincial Hospital by the Naval Rescue Unit (NAVRU).

Case investigator Police Corporal Randulf Tenebro revealed that the ambulance swerved to the opposite lane and ran off road and in the process collided with the two parked motorcycles and entered into a compound of a house. The driver was brought to the Biliran Provincial Hospital for treatment but was pronounced Dead on Arrival by Dr. Riczelle Kho.

Cpl. Tenebro, who conducted an interview with the ambulance passenger identified as Ariel Verunque, disclosed that the driver suddenly became unconscious and bent on the steering wheel that caused them to crash. Verunque said that he tried to wake up the driver but the latter did not respond. Veranque boarded the ambulance to pick up a relative who was admitted at the Biliran Provincial Hospital to return home.

Veronque suffered a minor injury on his body.


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