3 hurt in 12-vehicle smashup on C5
MANILA (UPDATED) - At least 3 people were hurt in an accident involving 12 vehicles on C5 Kalayaan in Barangay Pembo in Makati City on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Initial reports indicate that the driver of a 10-wheeler truck carrying LPG tanks lost control of his vehicle, which slammed into other vehicles on a U-turn slot at Barangay Pembo.
Cars, a van, a sports utility vehicle, a pickup truck, a taxi, and motorcycles were involved in the pile-up.
Some of the vehicles suffered serious damage.
The injured victims were brought to the Ospital ng Makati.
They include couple Antonio and Madeline Engua, who were on a motorcycle when the accident occurred.
They suffered abrasions and bruises, according to Makati Rescue respondents.
The accident caused a traffic jam on the northbound lane of C5 Kalayaan, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
It advised motorists to avoid the area. - report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM