Ian Edsel Barangan : Motorcyclist Dies and Three Injured in Collision with Chicken Truck

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Fatal Accident in Southern Cebu: Motorcyclist Killed and Three Injured in Collision with Chicken-Laden Cargo Truck

A tragic incident took place on Saturday morning, December 16, 2023, along the national highway in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist and injuries to three individuals traveling in cars. The collision occurred when a cargo truck, transporting live chickens, collided with multiple vehicles.

The deceased has been identified as Ian Edsel Barangan, a 40-year-old resident of Purok 1, Seaside North Poblacion, Naga City, southern Cebu. The injured parties include Alvin Branzuela Agravante, 43, from Barangay Upper Pakigne, Minglanilla town, his wife Rose Maxine, 41, and Jaime Flores Insik, 58, from Barangay Boloc-boloc, Barili town, southwest Cebu.

According to Police Captain Kalvin Jomari Golitod, the cargo truck was traveling north when its 40-year-old driver, Ruel Malabago Pedrita, from Vallehermoso town, Negros Oriental, lost control of the steering wheel. As a result, the truck collided with two Mitsubishi Mirage cars, a Mitsubishi Montero, and two motorcycles, one of which was being driven by Barangan.

The impact of the collision was so severe that the cargo truck eventually came to a stop after crashing into the steel railings of the Isuzu display center. Police authorities promptly took Pedrita into custody, and he is expected to face charges for Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Homicide, Physical Injuries, and Damage to Properties.

The aftermath of the accident was devastating, with Barangan losing his life and the three injured individuals requiring immediate medical attention. The collision, which involved multiple vehicles, highlights the need for heightened vigilance and adherence to road safety measures.

Local authorities are working diligently to investigate the incident and determine the exact cause of the driver’s loss of control. Additionally, efforts are being made to support the families affected by this tragic event and provide them with the necessary assistance during this challenging time.

As traffic accidents continue to pose a significant threat to public safety, it is crucial for drivers to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations. Authorities are constantly urging motorists to prioritize safety and avoid any form of reckless driving that could potentially lead to such devastating accidents.

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