The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has recommended the imposition of sanctions against the Southern Star Bus Company after one of its units figured in another accident on Saturday.
According to Erwin Patalinghug, LTO Tagbilaran registrar, they are intending to pass on a report on the accident from the agencyâ€™s office in Jagna to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
This will allow the LTFRB to take action in relation to the accident wherein a Ceres bus fell into a drainage ditch in Sierra Bullones on Saturday, said Patalinghug.
The accident reportedly led to the injury of the busâ€™s driver, conductor, inspector and several passengers.
According to witnesses, the Ceres bus raced with a Clynn bus which came from Ubay prior to the accident.
Both buses were reportedly travelling at high speeds while the Ceres bus driver did not notice an incoming curve near an under construction bridge in Barangay Poblacion causing the vehicle to go straight down the ditch.
Police identified one of the injured Ceres bus passengers as Maria Evelyn Brianas, a 40 year-old resident of Brgy. Lahacienda, Alicia, who was rushed to a hospital with a bloodied face due to her wounds.
Other passengers with minor injuries were identified as Oliver Bevira and husband and wife Arvin and Gina Bernanti.
Meanwhile, the Ceres bus driver, Danilo Bruno, was severely injured as he his leg was hit by a water tube which was rammed by the vehicle.
The busâ€™s conductor Teofilo Tiongson and inspector Martiano Augis suffered minor injuries.
All of those injured during the accident are now reportedly in safe condition.
The incident was the first accident of a Southern Star bus this year. (Allen Doydora)