4 injured in Batangas road chase
Posted: 2017-Mar-20 20.00.03 UTC+0800
CAMP GENERAL MALVAR, Batangas — At least three students and an employee are undergoing treatment in a hospital in the city for serious injuries sustained as the car they were boarding turned upside down when bumped by a chasing car along the highway at Mataas na Lupa Village here Saturday.
Batangas Police Acting Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Albert E. Ocon identified the students as Charles Andal Dimaano from Bungahan, Ibaan; Francis Anunuevo Pagcaliwangan, 19, from Poblacion, Ibaan; and Antonio Miguel Reyes De Leon,19, from Sampaguita Village here; as well as Ramil Dimaano Bagni, 23, employee, from Bago, Ibaan all in this province.
Investigation reports disclosed that the victims and suspect identified as Nataniel Lat Cayabyab, 37, businessman and a resident of Luta Norte Village in the nearby Malvar town had a heated altercation inside Central Restobar located at Balintawak village in this city.
The victims were onboard a Honda City bearing plate number PFO-977 as they left the 'restobar' while the suspect onboard a Hyundai Sta. Fe bearing plate number VDV555 immediately followed.
Along the highway at Mataas na Lupa Village, the suspect bumped the rear portion of the Honda City and on the second time, the Honda City swerved to the left hitting the concrete barrier and turned upside down.
The victims were brought to the Lipa Medix Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries sustained from the crash while the suspect fled as the investigation was undergoing.
A hot pursuit ensued, and the authorities finally caught up with the suspect at Inusloban Village also in this city.
The suspect, detained at the city police station is facing charges for multiple frustrated murder (with the use of a motor vehicle) and damage to property, Ocon said. (PNA)