aj_perez.jpgKapamilya star AJ Perez passed away on April 17 at 12:20 AM after sustaining “multiple head injuries” from a vehicular accident while on the way back to Manila from a provincial show, PEP.ph reports. In an article on ABS-CBNNews.com, police said the victim's van tried to overtake a trailer truck, which resulted in it colliding with an incoming passenger bus. AJ was immediately rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Meanwhile, the other passengers, including AJ’s father, were also injured and admitted for treatment.  

The 18-year-old AJ, who was the lead actor in the recently concluded TV series Sabel, tweeted a message of thanks to his fans before the accident. “On the way home already from Dagupan. Long drive ahead.. Thanks to everybody who watched, thanks to zui for the gifts. And hi again to jarred!” he said.

According to a tweet by ABS-CBN AdPromo head Eric John Sault
, AJ’s parents donated his corneas to blind singer Fatima Soriano. AJ’s wake is being held at La Salle Greenhills in San Juan, and the public viewing lasts until noon today, April 19.

Road trips are common during the summer, so being aware of and practicing road safety is essential for a successful summer getaway. Before you hit the road, brush up on safety tips to lessen your chances of getting into any vehicular accidents.

Scroll through the gallery below to get tips from the Land Transportation Office. For their complete guide to driving safely, visit their webpage here.

(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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