A MAN died and another injured after a van tipped over early Tuesday morning, June 29, 2021, in Barangay Bawo, Sogod town in northern Cebu.
The deceased is Calixto Tolo, around 60 years old, from Barangay Tilhaong in Consolacion town, Cebu. Injured in the incident is Teofilo Montejo, 48, married, from Barangay Cadaruhan in Borbon town, Cebu.
Tolo who was sleeping at the back of the van was buried under the vehicle. Montejo suffered bruises and scratches in the different parts of his body. He was treated but declined to go to a hospital.
Van driver Neil Cañete said that while on the road, they came across a pool of water. It was raining in the area since dawn. The slippery pavement caused him to lose control of the van. The vehicle hit a lamppost and a tree before it tipped over.
Cañete came from Lapu-Lapu City and was on his way to Daanbantayan.
Witnesses said that the van was speeding fast, around 80 to 100 kilometers per hour.
Other passengers of the van were uninjured. (GPL)