Makati judge, wife killed in car crash


Posted at Dec 20 2010 09:34 AM | Updated as of Dec 21 2010 08:44 AM

Makati judge, wife killed in car crash 1MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - A Makati City regional trial court judge and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City before dawn Monday.
Police identified the victims as Makati RTC judge Reynaldo Laigo and his wife, Layla.

Laigo was driving his black Pajero outside Don Jose Subdivision when a Corimba Express Inc. bus rammed the vehicle at around 4:30 a.m.

It took 20 minutes before rescuers arrived and extricated the victims from the vehicle.

Makati judge, wife killed in car crash 2Laigo was declared dead on arrival at Fairview General Hospital while his wife also died at East Avenue Medical Center.

Bus driver Generoso Magante Jr. surrendered to police. He said he had honked his horn several times to warn vehicles from the subdivision not to join traffic since he was driving very fast.

Nelson laluces, chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said he has placed the entire bus firm on preventive suspension for 30 days.

Makati judge, wife killed in car crash 3He said that under the law, the family of the victims can claim insurance from the coverage of Corimba Express Inc.