On a sad Sunday evening, November 12, 2023, a motorcycle-bus crash in Lacnog, Tabuk City, resulted in the death of 49-year-old Joy Alos. The incident highlights the urgent need for better traffic education and safety measures.
Riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by her husband, Daniel, a preacher aged 46, Joy Alos was with their two kids when the collision occurred around 6:40 p.m. A Victory Liner sleeper bus, heading to Cubao, Quezon City, tried to pass their motorcycle. The motorcycle turned left, and the bus couldn't stop in time, leading to a serious crash.
Loss and Injuries
The collision was severe. Joy Alos couldn't survive her injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Daniel, her husband, got injured and is receiving medical care. Fortunately, the two kids suffered only minor injuries and are stable.
The bus driver, Diosdado Valdez, faced charges of Reckless Imprudence Resulting in homicide, multiple injuries, and property damage in an inquest proceeding on November 13.
Aftermath and Possible Countercharges
After the accident, some people tried to damage the Victory Liner bus. Their identities are being investigated. Victory Liner might file countercharges for the damages to the bus.
Urgent Call for Traffic Education
This tragic incident underlines the crucial need for better traffic education. PCapt. Ruff Manganip, the Kalinga Police Spokesperson, pointed out the lack of traffic education as a significant factor contributing to road safety problems. Manganip stressed the importance of a nationwide approach to address this gap and prevent similar accidents in the future.
In conclusion, the Tabuk City collision serves as a painful reminder of the importance of road safety. It emphasizes the need for increased awareness, education, and strict measures to prevent such tragedies from happening again.