Truck slams into 9 vehicles in Manila


Posted at Oct 20 2012 02:23 PM | Updated as of Oct 21 2012 02:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A 14-wheeler truck slammed into 9 vehicles after it lost its brakes while traversing Jones Bridge in Manila Friday night.

Investigations showed that the truck’s brakes malfunctioned as it went up the bridge, causing the truck to roll backwards and hit a Toyota Avanza, Toyota Innova, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota XE, two taxi cabs, two jeepneys and a Toyota FX.

Authorities had a difficult time towing the truck because of its size, causing heavy traffic in the area.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

Police are searching for the truck’s driver and conductor, who both reportedly fled the scene after the incident. -- Report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM