Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

Two men hurt in Aimeliik road mishap

Filipino national Armando Agravante, 44, lying on dirt and assisted by another man after a road accident in Aimeliik on August 10. (Screenshot of the video clip)

Two men were hurt in a road accident in Aimeliik on Saturday, August 10.

Bureau of Public Safety Director Aloysius Alonz said that the Filipino national was driving a crane truck with a Bangladeshi as passenger while heading to Ngatpang for a project.

The truck driver was identified as Armando Agravante, 44, a Filipino national while the passenger was identified as Mohammad Motin, 32, a Bangladeshi national.

Alonz said that based on their preliminary investigation, the driver lost control of the PIDC-owned vehicle while maneuvering down a curve road in Aimeliik.

The two men were brought to the hospital by the responding officers after they sustained injuries from the incident.

The driver sustained a minor injury while the passenger also suffered compression but Alonz said that the injuries were not life-threatening.

A video of the aftermath of the incident that is being circulated in social media showed the Filipino national lying on his back on a dirt beside the road and had a difficulty standing. Another man was shown assisting the Filipino to stand while bystanders also tried to calm down the injured persons. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)