FOUR persons were killed when the tricycle they were riding was accidentally hit by a Ford pickup the other day in El Nido, Palawan.
The fatalities were identified as Eljet Gadiano Alis, 52, Barangay Kagawad, driver of tricycle and his passengers: Persie Gadiano,48, Dulcisima Ellazar and Rolando Cabaltera.
Reports reaching Camp Crame said that the accident occurred at around 4:30 pm along the national highway in Barangay Pasadeña, El Nido, Palawan.
The driver of the white pickup was identified only as alias Dodoy, a minor.
Initial investigation showed that the pickup was traversing the national road from the north to the south direction, while the tricycle was travelling from the opposite direction.
Upon reaching the place of the accident, the pickup drove to the other lane and hit the tricycle.
Because of the strong impact, four tricycle occupants died on the spot.
The driver of the pick-up was facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicides and damage to property.