Bus firm fires driver in EDSA freak accident

Posted at Feb 09 2015 10:14 AM | Updated as of Feb 09 2015 06:14 PM

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MANILA – Eighty-four (84) units of bus firm Dela Rosa Transit are grounded following a freak accident last week involving one of its buses.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to inspect in Biñan, Laguna the 84 units of Dela Rosa Transit for road worthiness.

The drivers of the bus firm have also been required to undergo drug test and driving seminar.

A Dela Rosa Transit bus ran over and crushed a gray Toyota Vios on the northbound lane of EDSA Muñoz Thursday last week.

The Vios driver was trapped, but he miraculously survived the crash that totally destroyed his car.

The driver of the Dela Rosa bus, Edgardo Lelis Jr., denied he was overspeeding when the crash occurred. He has since been fired by the bus firm.

LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez earlier said to prevent other units of Dela Rosa Transit from committing the same recklessness, the board issued an order suspending the operations of the bus companies' five units for 30 days.

The bus firm's remaining 79 units will be allowed to ply their respective routes after the inspection today.

A representative of the bus company has also been ordered to appear at the hearing of the case on February 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the LTFRB's main office.

Failure on the part of Dela Rosa Transport Inc. to appear before the board on the said date will be considered a waiver on his part to be heard, and the case will be decided on the basis of the records held by the board. - with a report from Dennis Datu, dzMM