Sat. May 25th, 2019

Stray cow causes road accident, 19 injured


The 19 people hurt in the accident involving two vehicles shown in this Facebook photo are now confined in hospitals.

SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines — A road accident caused by a stray cow left 19 people badly hurt in Polomolok town on Monday night, police said Wednesday.

Superintendent Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of Police Regional Office-12, said a Toyota pickup truck whose driver tried to avoid a cow emerging from the side of the highway collided head on with an Isuzu Elf six-wheeler truck coming from the opposite direction.

All passengers of the pickup truck were badly hurt.

The impact of the collision threw hitchhikers on the cargo deck of the Isuzu Elf truck onto the highway.

Responding rescuers and personnel of the Polomolok municipal police office rushed the victims to nearby hospitals, according to Gonzalez.

John Unson

John Unson, The Philippine Star's writer and the president of the Kampilan Defense Press Corps (KDPC) based in Sixth Infantry Division (6th ID) at Camp Siongco, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.