GENERAL NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija – This correspondent cheated death when the car he was driving crashed off the highway and plunged into a rice field in a freak accident that transpired Saturday night here.
It took place shortly after he took part in a media fellowship-cum-dinner party earlier hosted by 7th Infantry Division Commander Major General Andrew D. Costelo for officers and members of the Kaugnay Media Defense Corps Inc. at the Fort Magsaysay military camp.
The accident occurred in Bgy. Talabutab Sur at about 10 p.m.
He was driving a red Toyota Vios sedan on his way home to San Jose City when after negotiating a sharp curve the vehicle suddenly veered off the road and dove into a rice field.
Trapped inside the car, responding residents led by Barangay Chairman Roden Byrne “RB” Sagun and his men immediately arrived and helped in getting the correspondent out of the vehicle.
He was unharmed but the car, particularly the front and under bumpers, were damaged.