5 hurt as car hits barrier in Las Pinas


Posted at Jun 12 2013 03:02 PM | Updated as of Jun 12 2013 11:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Five people were wounded after the car they were riding slammed into a concrete barrier along Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Piñas City before dawn on Wednesday.

The victims were identified as JP Jimenez, his wife Mylene, Jopy Roto, Josephine Viel and Jellibe Pagalpal, all residents of Bacoor, Cavite.

They were rushed to Perpetual Hospital for treatment.

Authorities said the Toyota Corolla car came from Alabang and was bound for Cavite when the incident occurred.

SPO1 Angelo Dimaapi of Las Piñas Traffic said Jimenez might have fallen asleep while driving, causing the vehicle to hit the barrier. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM