34 injured in Mountain Province vehicular collision
34 injured in Mountain Province vehicular collision
34 injured in Mountain Province vehicular collision
by Daylight Abas06 February 2024
Photo courtesy: PIA Mountain Province

Authorities reported that a vehicular collision happened on Monday, February 5, along Maligcong-Bontoc Road, causing injury to 34 jeepney passengers, of whom 11 were rushed to the hospital.

According to Bontoc Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Johanna Padaen, a malfunction occurred on the jeepney’s brakes and steering wheel when it collided with the side of the mountain.

Moreover, the members of the Bontoc Response Team, Bontoc Fire Station, and Bontoc Municipal Police Station responded to the incident, rescued the victims, and conducted first aid.

Out of the 32 individuals who sustained injuries, 11 were admitted to Bontoc General Hospital, while the other 23 were already released after getting proper treatment.


One of the passengers explained that the jeepney that came from Maligcong and the vehicle were uncontrollably accelerated due to brake failure, which made the driver intentionally crash the jeepney into the mountainside along Sac-Angan, Caluttit, to prevent a more severe incident.

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