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https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1848278

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FOUR persons were killed in a head-on collision between a van-for-hire (V-hire) and a Ceres bus along the national highway in Barangay Estaca, Compostela town, Cebu around 3 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.

Five persons were also hurt and were brought to the Danao City Provincial Hospital. They were eventually transferred to a hospital in Cebu City.

The V-hire was driven by Patrick Tolo, 20, a resident of Barangay Tapilon, Daanbantayan, Cebu.

The Ceres bus came from the North Bus Terminal and was driven by Jerry Lubon, 32, a resident of Barangay Libertad, Bogo City.

Based on initial investigation, the V-hire counterflowed and was reportedly driving at high speed.

Tolo is currently in critical condition.

Also injured were Mark Lester Briones, 35, a resident of Tapilon, Daanbantayan and William Lanzadares, 37, a resident of Lapu-Lapu City but originally came from Loon, Bohol.

As of 8 a.m. Friday, police have yet to identify the fatalities and others who were injured. (AYB/JGS)

Big 2 lane road there now.  At 2AM there's just no excuse to be counterflowing.  

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to_dave007
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7 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Big 2 lane road there now.  At 2AM there's just no excuse to be counterflowing.  

Agree completely.  That SHOULD be one of the safest sections now.

These v-hire drivers are just out of control.

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menehune

And that very same day, the vhires and ceres still driving the same. V hire counterflowing past a big truck and a bus pushing other drivers out of the way. Many and all really dont know what the center line is. Ive seen 3 buses all trying to overtake each other racing to get the next passanger. But how about people will overtake on blind turns.

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lamoe
14 minutes ago, menehune said:

And that very same day, the vhires and ceres still driving the same. V hire counterflowing past a big truck and a bus pushing other drivers out of the way. Many and all really dont know what the center line is. Ive seen 3 buses all trying to overtake each other racing to get the next passanger. But how about people will overtake on blind turns.

They know, just don't care, also a mater of ego - they know what can happen and that's part of the thrill

 

 

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Ozepete

Only when owners / drivers of these commercial vehicles are held accountable via having to pay major compensation to the families of dead / injured, will there be any improvement in the way these idiots drive. 

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menehune
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11 minutes ago, Ozepete said:

Only when owners / drivers of these commercial vehicles are held accountable via having to pay major compensation to the families of dead / injured, will there be any improvement in the way these idiots drive. 

V hires do own their own vans or drive it for someone. But same goes with Ceres they will hold the driver responsable for any accident. The company or franchise doesnt do anything or only tell them they need to make more money.

Oh and the driver of the v hire is still alive in the hospital. Bet you he wishes he was dead now. I do !

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menehune

I remember hearing about in CarCar the Ceres bus line had crashed into a property 2nd time or more. The owner of the property would not release the bus until they payed for the damages for the other times. Haha good for him.

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Jawny

The liability for damages typically is placed upon the owners of the van.  That could be a private individual with a permit to operate as a. An for hire, or a company owned vehicle with hired drivers.  The drivers often run away if they are not hurt, to protect themselves from mob violence.  However, the owner will be the one that faces the families of those injured or deceased.  
 

My child was struck by a bus.  The driver had struck other people, with one fatality previously. He still drove.  After my instance, the driver continued to work for the owner as a driver.  

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SkyMan

https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/293877/police-to-investigate-van-for-hire-company-involved-in-compostela-collision-that-killed-4-passengers

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The passenger van which collided with a Ceres bus early Friday morning in Compostela town, northern Cebu, is a total wreck. The accident cost the lives of four van passengers. CDN Digital photo | Paul Lauro 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police are now looking into the possible liabilities of the van-for-hire company whose franchise collided with a Ceres bus early Friday morning, March 13, 2020, killing four passengers and injuring four others.

The Friday the 13th collision happened in Sitio Ipil-ipil, Barangay Estaca, Compostela, northern Cebu.

Police said the van driver – identified as Patrick Tulo, in his 20’s, and a resident of Tapilon, Bantayan, Cebu, was among those injured and is now in critical condition.

The Ceres bus driver was identified as Jerry Lubon, 32, from Bogo City.

Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, director of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), said he has directed the chief of Compostela police, to conduct further investigation on the possible liabilities of the van company and determine if it is willing to extend help to the families of the victims.

Initial police investigation revealed that the van, driven by Tulo, was heading to Cebu City when it collided head-on with the Ceres bus which was on its way to Bogo City in northern Cebu.

Mariano said that based on the statements of Lubon and other witnesses, the van was driving fast which police said could be the reason why it was totally wrecked.

In an interview with CDN Digital, Lubon said that he was cruising at normal speed and was on his lane when the incident happened.

He said that he first saw a truck on the other lane before he felt the crash. Lubon said the van could be overtaking the truck at that time and the driver was unable to return to his lane when he saw the Ceres bus.

“Hinay ra man akong dagan mga 40 to 50 kilometers per hour ra kay gamay ra man akung karga, ni counter flow nang V-Hire nya kusog kaayo mao to nga wala nako maka likay,” said Lubon.

Lubon had only two passengers while Tulo had six in which three of them died on the spot while a female passenger expired later at the Danao City Provincial Hospital.

Among the four dead, only a certain Gil Dyrul Preciados, from Daanbantayn, Cebu was identified, as the police continue to look for the identification card of the other three fatalities.

The three other van passengers identified as Lord Ian Igot, 38, of Lapu-Lapu City; William Lansadera, 37, of Bogo City; and Mark Lester Briones 34, of Daanbantayan Cebu, are currently being treated of their injuries at the in Danao City Provincial Hospital.

Lubon who sustained minors injuries is currently under the custody of the Compostela police while Tulos is in a Cebu City hospital where he was listed as in critical condition.

As of this posting, Mariano said,  they are still trying to identify the owner of the van company. /rcg

 

Lucky there were only 6 in the van.  They usually don't go until the van is packed.

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SkyMan
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9 minutes ago, menehune said:

 Was told one of the passengers in the V hire from Daanbantayan was or is a police officer that needed to be in Manila for duty and didnt want to miss maybe the last plane leaving. Maybe he was the one to tell the driver to hurry. Just saying. And dont remember what his condition is.

There aren't supposed to be any planes to Manila though?  I haven't heard a plane fly over the house since early AM.

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smokey

I think these companies will say. Heck we rent the unit to him he is self employed we only cover a basic insurance

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Ozepete
2 hours ago, smokey said:

I think these companies will say. Heck we rent the unit to him he is self employed we only cover a basic insurance

Then obviously the laws need to change.... just don't wait up!

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menehune

Was told one of the passengers in the V hire from Daanbantayan was a seaman and in a hurry to get back to Manila and out before lock down. Maybe he was the one to tell the driver to hurry. Just saying. And dont remember what his condition is.

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smokey

Years ago i was scoulded on the forum the thread was why own a car when there are so many professional drivers in taxi and v hire he said just close your eyes and enjoy a nap while your driver deals with the stress 

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