March 4, 2024

The drivers of the two jeepneys involved in a vehicular crash along Nevada rotunda on Sept. 20 agreed to settle their property damages amicably based on the situational report of the Baguio City Police Office-Traffic Enforcement Unit.

According to the report, the first vehicle with panel route Campo Sioco-Plaza and vice versa came from the direction Loakan Road approaching Nevada rotund heading to Session Road Extension when the its bumper accidentally collided with the right rear side portion of the second vehicle with panel route Happy Hallow-Plaza and vice versa, coming from the direction of Military Cut-off heading toward South Drive.

“Due to the strong impact of the collision, the second vehicle lost balance, crashed at the center island then fell on its left side, blocking the road entering the direction of South Drive,” the police report stated.

Both public utility vehicles do not have passengers yet as they were on their way to their loading stations around 4:45 in the morning when the accident happened.

Responding duty traffic investigators together with 911 on Call emergency volunteers led by Team Leader Rafael Valencia pulled the toppled vehicle back to its normal stand with the driver pulling his vehicle aside to avoid traffic build-up around 4:45 in the morning.

Responders determined that both drivers were unharmed and were invited to the BCPO-TEU for further inquiry and investigation.

“Both drivers happen to know each other and agreed to settle the undetermined cost of property damages with their agreed terms and conditions and that they are not interested to file any form of complaint against each other relative to the incident,” the report furthered.

At around 1 p.m. that same day, both drivers submitted their deed of agreement to the police office which was notarized by Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan – a lawyer by profession.

BCPO-TEU Police Major Zacarias Dausen reminded motorists to take precaution at all times to avoid vehicular accidents. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan