Man hit by taxi, crushed by truck on EDSA

Posted at Nov 22 2012 10:39 AM | Updated as of Nov 22 2012 06:39 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – A man died after being pinned under a truck along EDSA-Cubao before dawn Thursday.

Police said victim Mario Basa, 38, was illegally crossing the avenue at around 2 a.m. when he was hit by the taxi driven by Joel Fradejas.

Basa was then thrown a the truck, which rolled over him.

A brief commotion occurred when Basa's daughter and live-in partner blamed each other for the accident.

Truck driver Ronald Domdom and Fradejas were arrested after the accident. They are facing reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

The accident also caused heavy traffic.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, November 22 2012

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