Rider loses limb in Taft freak accident


Posted at Oct 19 2012 03:36 PM | Updated as of Oct 19 2012 11:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A motorcycle rider lost his right leg after being hit by a jeepney along Taft Avenue in Pasay City on Friday.

Victor Dionisio Santillan, 32, was traveling along Taft Avenue when a jeepney suddenly emerged at the corner of Villaroel Street in Barangay 59 and collided with his motorcycle.

Santillan's right leg was badly injured, forcing doctors at the San Juan de Dios Hospital to perform an amputation.

One of the witnesses in the crash said the jeepney almost ran over Santillan's head.

The jeepney driver has been arrested and is facing reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM