Quezon town mayor hurt in road mishap

Posted at 11/21/2012 9:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The mayor of San Antonio, Quezon and his wife were hurt in a road accident on Wednesday.

Police said San Antonio Mayor Aniano ‘Ariel’ Wagan sustained a wound in his forehead which required 15 stitches while his wife, Myra, suffered bruises in her body.

Investigations showed that the Mitsubishi Montero carrying Wagan, his wife, a bodyguard and a driver slammed into a pick-up truck along the national highway in San Felipe, Padre Garcia.

The pick-up’s driver, Jesusa Joy Canoniga, tried to overtake a tricycle when it also hit the mayor’s vehicle.

Authorities said Wagan is in stable condition and is recovering at a hospital in Lipa. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM