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DIGOS City ― Two soldiers of the 39th Infantry Battalion, and six civilians were reportedly injured in four vehicles that piled up on the Davao-Cotabato National highway, specifically in Barangay Cabligan, Matanao, Davao del Sur early last Monday.
Major Flor Daisy Angga, acting police chief of Matanao said that the incident happened around 8:35 in the morning on July 17 where four different cars collided injuring their drivers and passengers.
Traffic investigators in Matanao told the report that a green Hyundai KM of the 39th IB Philippine Army was driven by Corporal Justin John Labsan, 29, where another soldier and six civilians were on board heading South.
Another Toyota Rush car was driven by Renante Artiaga Villegas, 47, from Barangay Kapoc in Matanao.
In the same direction, the third vehicle was a Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback driven by Ricky James Ubaldo Sullera, 32, a resident of Luna Extension, Digos City.
The fourth vehicle was a Gray Toyota Fortuner driven by Kiant Andrew Tayone Polestico, 22, from Makilala, North Cotabato.
The investigator added that the first, second, and third vehicles were heading to Digos City (South) when the Toyota Fortuner traveling in the other direction hit the rear of the Toyota Rush which was also hit by the tailing Army truck (KM). .
Unfortunately, the Mitsubishi Mirage following the Army truck also hit the rear bumper of the Army truck in the process.
Emergency responders immediately took the injured to the hospital to be treated for their cuts and bruises.
They were allowed to go home afterwards. However, it was declared that the driver of the Toyota Fortuner is out of danger but is still confined to the hospital for further medical attention.
All the vehicles involved in the pile-up were taken into custody at the Matanao Police Station according to the official police report.
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