Unbeknownst to all of them was that the passenger van they are riding jump on a ravine. As the van rolled down the ravine it first spewed a woman who had the least injury. She was seen praying when she got to her feet. While the rest of the van landed 100 meters below the road. The second person thrown out of the van was Andrew Fianza who recalled that the van pushed him to the broken window. Exposing half of his body out to the mercy of being slapped to anything imaginable. The van landed on him once where he was not able to breath for that moment (seconds at least) until he was able to hold on a tree that pulled him entirely out of the moving van.
Everything happened so fast that there is no way to plan and react how to save one self, more so your companion.
When everything is settled, he lay there waiting for anyone to come and rescue them, he hear cars passing by but no one is helping them, and the accident seems to have been witnessed by no one. He decided to pull himself up despite all the pain and called out to the woman (Divina Bayas) to climb the ravine.
The ravine is steep and thick with grass. Observers later commented that it is even hard to see where the van landed from the road. He made his way by digging holes, with sticks, to push himself up until he reached the road. What puzzled him was when he was waiving for help from passing cars, two expensive cars, and noticing him bloodied did not stop to help. "Either they were not curious enough or they are hiding something," volunteered an observer.
The third car, a fuel tanker, stopped and asked for additional help. Another passenger van came, unloaded his passengers and offered to bring the injured to the hospital. When the gravity of the situation came that it is hard for anyone to fetch other victims with out a long rope to help them climb down, the two casualties were brought to the hospital to be followed by more of them when the rescuers came.
An observer said the ravine is deep and the rope of the rescuers were not that long. An observer was saying that a poor rescuer seem to have tears in his eyes when he came up because they cannot carry them all together and the victims are shouting with pain.
There's a total of two victims found dead, and seven others who had major and minor injuries. Found dead are Cynthia Donato and Felimon Awayan. The injured victims are Beverly Badilla, Prescilla Omacay, Crisanto Kiblasen, Divina Bayas, Andrew Fianza, Analyn Marquez, Faustina Ta-awan. They were rushed to the Benguet General Hospital. Some had their foot amputated. Two of the survivors were transferred to Baguio General Hospital because of the injuries they had. One had her spine broken. Her story was to come to La Trinidad and have a massage therapy (hilot) with companions but she decided to travel earlier to meet up with his son in La Trinidad. Among them are Principals and Teachers who will attend a seminar in Baguio City or La Trinidad.
At the hospital, the association of operators and drivers of the passenger van is helping in buying medicines. As to what extent the association will help the victims, I don't know. The Government of Benguet volunteered to pay hospital expenses of the victims. As to Kiblasen, the driver, a case was filled.