Asst. prosecutor, 8 others hurt in Laoag accident

Denis Agcaoili, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2016 10:16 PM

LAOAG CITY -- Nine people were wounded in a road mishap involving an SUV and a van along Suba road in Barangay Buttong, Laoag City Saturday night. 

One of the victims was identified as Atty. Voltaire Ramos, an assistant prosecutor of Laoag City.

Ramos was driving his SUV when he suddenly bumped the back of the van, driven by a certain Jaime Inay.

As a result, the van turned on its side while the SUV fell to the corn fields and later rammed onto a tree and a pile of hollow blocks.

The victims were immediately rushed to Laoag City General Hospital after sustaining injuries. 

Police investigation revealed that the accident was caused by the alleged over-speeding of Ramos, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol as well.

The traffic division of the Laoag City Police is still investigating the incident.