Kennon Road accident happened earlier today at around 11:15 am. A passing Toyota Fortuner with license plate AHA 3502 was hit by a big boulder that rolled down from the mountain at the Tokang section in Camp 3 of the said highway in Tuba, Benguet.
A family was inside the vehicle when the accident happened. There were four passengers namely PO2 Jefferson Cadap (father), Ginaly Cadap (mother) and their two children – four-year-old Xiehl and two-year-old Zech. The 10 feet boulder , landed on the the back portion of the vehicle according to Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera. Ginaly, the mother and her kids were were hurt except for PO2 Jefferson Cadap . The three injured passengers were rushed to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center. Kennon Road was closed to traffic after the accident, while workers wait for a payloader to remove the boulder from the road
Before the Kennon Road accident, the road was closed for several days to traffic due to rockfalls and risk of possible landslides.
It was only opened to motorists at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Motorists are advised to take the Naguilian or Marcos Highway route.
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