3-vehicle smashup on Commonwealth injures 13


Posted at Jan 22 2013 02:23 PM | Updated as of Jan 22 2013 10:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Thirteen people were injured after the jeepney they were riding figured in a three-vehicle collision along Tandang Sora corner Commonwealth Avenue Tuesday morning.

Initial investigation showed that a Hilltop Tours bus initially slammed into the passenger jeepney near the intersection. Due to the strong impact of the collision, the bus also hit a tricycle in front of it.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Rescue Team said the victims were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The incident, meanwhile, temporarily caused heavy traffic along the area.

Authorities have yet to identify the cause of the collision. Investigation is still ongoing. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM