Customs officer killed, 2 hurt in QC road mishap


Posted at Jan 08 2014 10:19 AM | Updated as of Jan 09 2014 01:31 AM

MANILA – A Bureau of Customs officer died in a five-vehicle smash-up along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday morning.

Edwin Agustin, one of the drivers involved in the smash-up said a speeding Honda Civic (UEK 101) bound for Fairview area suddenly switched to the opposite lane and hit his Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck before colliding with a Toyota Innova, a Mitsubishi Adventure and then a taxi.

The Honda Civic driver, identified as Alfonso Mallari based on his Customs identification card, died at the East Avenue Medical Center due to a severe head injury.

Rescue personnel said foam was already coming out of the victim's mouth at the accident site. He was 73.

The taxi driver and his passenger, meanwhile, were brought to East Avenue Medical Center after sustaining injuries.

The incident, which occurred shortly before 6 a.m., snarled traffic in the area. – reports from Johnson Manabat, dzMM; and Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News