Tragic accident that lead to the deaths of seven people happened on Tuesday June 4, 2013 in the town of Parang, Maguindanao province, the Philippines. Four people died instantly as a Toyota minivan overshot a curve and swung into an oncoming lane, colliding head on with a hauler truck. Two additional people died on their way to a hospital. One more clang on to his life for an extra day but despite intensive medical care, was pronounced dead on Wednesday.
Passengers in the ill fated Toyota Innova were not related to one another in any way. The vehicle was probably used as a means of paid transportation taking passengers to Cotabato City from Malabang, a coastal town in Lanao del Sur. The driver may have dozed off for a second, enough to cause the tragedy.
Driver of the hauler truck reported the accident to police and voluntarily turned over his driver’s license and the vehicle’s registration documents. Investigation into the accident has not been finalized yet, but so far everything suggests that the accident was not the truck driver’s fault.
Props to Best Gore member earthrotten for the video. I have been to the Philippines, but not to Maguindanao because the province is home to active and very deadly Islamic insurgency. It’s also where this brutal massacre took place. I don’t know how busy roads are down there, but in northern parts of the Philippines, it’s chaotic. The country is extremely overcrowded and it reflects on the situation on the roads.