Woman Dies as Bus Rams Vehicles at Police Checkpoint

BADOC, Ilocos Norte – A woman was killed and her two children were critically injured when a speeding Florida bus rammed several vehicles including the victims’ motorcycle that lined up at police checkpoints in Badoc, Ilocos Norte last week.

The fatality identified as Pilar Pagatpatan, and her injured children as Michael and Nerie, all residents of Brgy. Nagpatpatan, of the same town. They were all rushed to the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital in Batac City. The mother, however, was declared dead on arrival by government doctors.

The driver of the bus, identified as Jackson Senal of brgy. Dalayap, Pinili, Ilocos Norte surrendered to police authorities.

Initial investigation showed that the several vehicles, including the victims’ motorcycle were flagged down and stopped at a police checkpoints. Suddenly the speeding Florida bus rammed the checkpoint’s vehicle lineup hitting the victims.