18-wheeler truck hits trike: 1 hurt

CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 6–Market vendor Nora Balabala was hurt and unconscious when an 18-wheeler cargo truck sideswiped a tricycle she was riding in last night on the national highway at Brgy. San Simeon, this town, lawmen said.

Traffic cops said they chased the fleeing truck when it didn’t stop after the accident.

The driver claimed that he didn’t notice that his truck had sideswiped the tricycle citing his too long vehicle as the reason.