Tabuk City, Kalinga—Twenty-one lives have already been lost due to vehicular traffic accidents in the city from January to June 2021, which is 162.5% higher compared to the same period in 2020.
From the data provided by the Tabuk City Police Station, though the number of road accidents cases from January to June 2021 decreased by 41.33% compared to the same period last year, the number of deaths surpassed the 2020 record. From the 8 recorded deaths from January to June in 2020, it reached 21 this year.
One factor of the remarkable increase was the Bulo accident that happened on April 18 where 13 individuals including 7 children died after an SUV plunged into the irrigation canal in Barangay Bulo.
Meantime, the latest recorded death due to a road accident in the city was a rider who hit a stray dog in Laya East on July 3. This case has prompted some barangays, specifically Dagupan Centro to strictly implement the ‘no stray dogs’ ordinance in their area, catching stray dogs and impounding them in the barangay while they wait for its owner to retrieve them and pay the corresponding penalty.
Meanwhile, as for injuries, 33 individuals have been injured and 2 properties have been damaged due to vehicular traffic accidents in this city.
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