Field trip accident claims another kid's life

by Pinky Webb, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 18 2013 09:52 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2013 05:52 AM

MANILA - A Capitol Medical Center Medical Bulletin has confirmed the passing of Pamela Joyce Ann Enriquez, one of two students hit by a parked bus that rolled downhill last February 8.

The 15-year-old Enriquez succumbed to complications from the multiple bone fractures that she sustained as a result of the vehicular accident.

The multiple bone fractures caused fat embolism resulting in severe respiratory distress.

She went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on February 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm.

Enriquez was on a field trip in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal with classmates from the Holy Spirit Academy in Malolos, Bulacan at the time the freak accident occurred.

She was taken to the Capitol Medical Center and was confined at the ICU.

Another classmate, 14-year-old Bianca "Cacai" Ramirez, was declared dead upon arrival at a nearby military hospital on the day the accident occurred.

The driver of the Advocate Tourist Bus that hit the teenagers, Carlos Villanueva, 63, remains in police custody.

Charges of negligence resulting in homicide, serious physical injuries, and damage to government property were filed against him.

Villanueva allegedly left the engine of the parked bus running.

"Nandito tayo para kumuha ng iba pang detalye and pertaining documents para maisampa, ma-i-elevate natin sa multiple homicide in relation to [RA] 7610," said police Supt. Samuel Delorino.

"Kailangan natin kumuha ng supplemental affidavit sa parents niya o sa guardian niya. Mas magandang makakauha ng supplemental affidavit para mas matibay ang isasampang kaso sa suspect," he said. "Iyung bus driver ay nandon pa sa amin at hindi pa naka post ng bail nakakulong pa rin sa aming lock up cell sa Tanay, Rizal."