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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, September 8, 2016
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2 injured in freak accident

Two persons were injured when a car hit their house, three trisikads, a tricycle, a street light and a traffic sign at Araneta Street, Bangga San Roque in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City, at about 1 a.m. Monday.

Rafael Lombrida, 78, and Ismael Lombrida, 51, of the barangay, sustained injuries and were brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Senior Insp. Wilfredo Benoman Jr., Police Station 8 chief, said yesterday.

Traffic investigation showed that the Toyota Tamaraw FX, driven by Eutiquio Diamante, 61, of Barangay Sum-ag in Bacolod, was travelling south of Araneta Street when it bumped the street light and reflectorized traffic sign beside the road, Benoman said.

The vehicle continued to move and hit three trisikads, a tricycle and the house of the Lobridas, Benoman said.

He said the Lobridas were sleeping at the time.

Diamante told the police that he lost control of the vehicle when he stepped on the brakes as someone had crossed the street.

But police investigation showed he may have fallen asleep, Benoman said.

The Lombridas are now in stable condition, while Diamante has already been released after the reglamentary period for his detention lapsed, Benoman said.

He said Diamante is helping the victims with their medical treatment.

The vehicle of Diamante, meanwhile, is still impounded at Station 8, Benoman added.*SGG



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