19 hurt as jeep slams into tree in Ortigas


Posted at Sep 24 2013 11:16 PM | Updated as of Sep 25 2013 07:16 AM

MANILA – Nineteen people were hurt when a passenger jeepney slammed into a tree in front of Medical City in Ortigas Ave., Pasig City Tuesday night.

Six of the injured are in critical condition.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) rescue officer Rolando Villacrusis said the brakes of the jeep malfunctioned, forcing the driver to crash the jeep into a tree to prevent it from hitting other vehicles.

The injured victims, including the driver, were brought to Medical City and Rizal Medical Center.