Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Arvin Tado Jimenez Dead Bus Accident


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The comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez more popularly known with his screen name “Tado” was one of the 14 people who were killed in a tragic accident at the outskirts of Bontoc, Mountain Province.  Tado, 39 year-old is among the 45 passengers on board the Florida bus with the plate number TXT 872. The Florida bus fell off the 500-meter deep ravine at around 7:20 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, authorities said.

Aside from Tado which was confirmed dead by police authorities, a Dutch woman and a Canadian man was also identified as two of the victims. The Canadian was identified as Alex Loring while Ann Van de Ven, a tourist from The Netherlands were found dead at the crash site.

According to the police, the two foreigners were among the nine people who were killed instantly when the bus fell into the ravine in Sitio Pagang.

Tado Jimenez or Arvin Jimenez on real life is known for his role in comedy movies and television shows in the Philippines. 

He is also a radio personality and an entrepreneur. Tado was on a trip to Mountain Province for a project titled "Life Begins at the Mountains". Tado on Thursday, February 6, even posted on the image-sharing site Instagram that he has a long trip going to Bontoc town in Mountain Province. He captioned the post "Long trip, as in trip trip".

The authority is still investigating the real cause of the accident. Preliminary report said that mechanical problem on the bus could be the cause of tragic incident.


 Aside from Tado Jimenez other fatalities who were identified are Marcial Bernard Jr., Andrew David Sicam, Natividad Ngawa, Gerald Baja, and Ana Alaba. There were 31 injured during the incident involving the Florida Trans bus which came from Sampaloc in Manila.
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