BAGUIO City- A Victory Liner bus en route to the summer capital fell off into a 37-foot ravine along Marcos Highway on Tuesday, March 3, at around 3:45 in the morning. All of the vehicle’s 44 passengers survived the crash.
According to Chief Inspector William Willie of Tuba police station, the buss went off the road after its driver tried to avoid another vehicle while traversing the highway in Sitio Umesbeg, Taloy Sur, in Tuba, Benguet.
In his statement, the bus conductor said that the driver of the bus (with body number 7044) was blinded by the lights of a truck, which prompted him to swerve to the right and fall into an unseen ravine.
All passengers were brought to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center and were treated for minor injuries. Twenty of them sustained bruises, concussions and lacerations, but have already been discharged.
In April last year, a Victory Liner bus fell into a shallow ravine in Zambales; 16 of the company’s bus meanwhile were suspended in September 2014 due to a road collision along North Luzon Expressway that left one dead and injured 20 others.