Partas vows to cooperate with authorities in Agoo crash probe


Posted at Dec 28 2017 06:34 PM

The bus company tagged in a road accident that killed at least 20 people in La Union vowed to cooperate with investigators and assist affected families.

"The company will extend its full cooperation in any investigation," Partas Transportation Co. said in a statement.

"The company has paid for the medical expenses of its injured passengers and has been coordinating to provide its pledged financial assistance to the deceased passengers of the jeepney," the statement read.

A Partas bus and a jeepney crashed head on in Agoo, La Union on Christmas day, killing at least 20 people including an infant.

Though initial investigations showed that the jeepney driver was culpable, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended at least 7 Partas bus units plying the Manila-Ilocos Norte route after the bus company failed to submit dashcam video footage of the collision on the deadline the agency set on Tuesday noon.

Partas clarified its other franchises to operate along other routes remain "fully operational."