ORMOC CITY– A man was killed while his wife and a passenger sustained injuries after the vehicle they were on board hit a steel railway in San Miguel, Leyte on Tuesday (July 26).
The fatality, who was driving a multi-cab type of a vehicle, was identified as Aljun Orbita while his wife, Jenny, and Rodesa Cabidlo, both school teachers, sustained injuries, the local police said.
Major Ronald Espina, the local police chief, said that the incident took place in a steel bridge located in Barangay Santol at about 5:59 pm.
The three were on their way home in Brgy. Sta.Cruz, also in San Miguel.
While navigating at the said bridge, the driver applied a brake causing the tires to slip and started to traverse in a zigzag motion.
This resulted for the vehicle to hit the railway of the bridge. As a result, the driver slammed his head in the windshield, incurring severe wounds due to the impact.
His passengers also sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies and were brought to the nearest hospital but the driver was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.