45 bus passengers hurt in Benguet accident


Posted at May 02 2019 09:58 AM | Updated as of May 02 2019 11:51 AM

ATOK, Benguet (UPDATE) -- Forty-five passengers of a bus were injured after the vehicle slammed into an electric post in this mountain town, Wednesday afternoon. 

The driver of the Rising Sun bus from Baguio City lost control of the vehicle around Kilometer 25 in Barangay Caliking, police said. 

The injured passengers were brought to the Benguet General Hospital. There was no immediate information on the extent of their injuries. 

The driver is under investigation. 

Since April 5, the Philippine National Police has tallied 16 vehicular accidents that left 151 people injured. 

Motorists should always drive carefully to ensure safety of their passengers and avoid accidents, said PNP spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac.