1 killed, 6 hurt as truck figures in accident


Posted at Sep 25 2015 12:34 PM | Updated as of Sep 26 2015 03:30 AM

MANILA - One member of the Philippine Navy was killed while six others were injured after their truck figured in an accident in General Santos City past 1 a.m. Friday.

Investigation by the General Santos City Traffic Management Unit showed that SN2 Arnel Lastimosa Bas lost control of the 6x6 truck he was driving while traversing a curved road in Purok 2, Barangay Buayan.

The truck then fell on its side, causing the six passengers to be thrown off the vehicle.

TSGT Eddie Bona was killed on the spot. Bas, TSGT Ernie Espulgar, TSGT Rusty Gonzalez, SGT John Laolao Jr., ASN Warren Hernando, and ASN Japet Acero were injured.

They were brought to the St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

According to the Philippine Navy, the troop was supposed to deliver gas to the Navy detachment in Glan, Sarangani province when the accident occurred. -- Report from Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News SOCCSKSARGEN