July 25, 2018

24-Year-Old Woman Dies In A Road Accident Along Magsaysay Avenue In Baguio City

A 24-year-old woman died when she was struck by a passenger bus along Magsaysay Avenue in Baguio City on Wednesday morning. The road accident occurred around 8:00 in the morning. The woman has been identified as Edna Mangulay Loot, a 24-year-old resident in Wangal Extension, Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet.

The driver has been identified as Melchor Batel-ey, 46 years old, and a resident of Balakbak, Kapangan, Benguet. The bus he was driving has a Baguio to Kibungan route.

The driver has been taken into custody by the Baguio City Police. He has been charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide. The bus he was driving was also impounded by the authorities.

According to reports, Loot tried to cross the street when she was hit by the bus. Bystanders and responders flagged down a taxi and brought her to the Pines City Doctors Hospital but she didn't make it because of the seriousness of her injuries.

Photo from Facebook.
Due to the incident, authorities are urging the public, motorists, and drivers to be more careful and vigilant. People should only use pedestrian lanes when crossing the street. Magsaysay Avenue is very busy during rush hours. People should always stop, look left and right for incoming vehicles before crossing to the other side.