MANILA (1st UPDATE) – At least 11 people were injured in three separate vehicular accidents, mostly involving trucks, in Pasig, Mandaluyong and Quezon City on Friday morning.
Traffic was heavy in Ortigas area after a van, a delivery truck, an oil truck, and a trailer truck collided at the corner of Lanuza Street and Ortigas Avenue.
The driver of the delivery truck, his passenger, and the driver of the van were injured in the collision. All of them were rushed to hospital. Another person was reported injured.
In Quezon City, four trucks were involved in an accident along C-5 Road's Libis-bound lane.
A certain Magno Tuldog and Gerry Pantoja were injured after a trailer truck rammed three other trucks on the dedicated lane for trucks along C-5, near the Ortigas flyover. A third person was also reported injured.
Anthony Manaloto, driver of the trailer truck, claimed his vehicle's brakes failed. This caused his vehicle to rear-end a forward truck, which was carrying Tuldog and Pantoja, and two other trucks.
Apart from this crash, another collision involving two trucks also occurred in C-5-Libis area.
Meanwhile, in Mandaluyong City, four people were injured after a delivery truck rear-ended a passenger jeepney along Pioneer Street.
Rolly Maliling, one of the injured passengers, said the jeepney was on full stop near the corner of Pioneer and United streets when it was rammed by the speeding delivery truck.
Aside from Maliling who sustained a minor head injury, two female passengers were rushed to the hospital after they complained of dizziness. Another passenger sustained a minor injury.
Delivery truck driver Julito Calape claimed his vehicle's brakes failed. – reports from Dexter Ganibe and Zandro Ochona, dzMM; and Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News