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Public utility bus figured an accident at STAR Tollway

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS

CITY OF TANAUAN, Batangas – EIGHT (8) passengers have to be confined in a hospital while 49 others were able to be discharged earlier after a public utility bus plunged to the center canal of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) here Thursday afternoon.

Quoting reports from Tanauan City Police chief PSupt. Renato Mercado, Batangas Provincial Police Office, OIC PSSupt. Edwin A Quilates said the vehicular accident transpired at Km 67 of the northbound lane of the expressway within the vicinity of Barangay Bagumbayan here.

Initial investigation revealed that the Alabang bound bus unit of N. Dela Rosa Bus Liner with 57 passengers on board was traversing the slippery portion of the road when its driver identified as Joselito Navasco Nono was avoiding an impending collision with another vehicle when it lost control until it plunge to the center canal of the expressway.

Following the accident, the authorities called on the drivers of both public and private vehicles to take extra precautionary measures and consider the hazard of slippery road due to a downpour to avoid road accidents.|#BALIKAS_News