Large vehicles such as a cement mixer truck usually ply the road at certain times due to the truck ban imposed in particular areas. The truck ban lasts from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During these hours, heavy vehicles are prohibited from travelling along city streets and main roads.
Unfortunately, a cement truck mixer disobeyed the truck ban when it traveled along Mindanao Avenue, in Quezon City, causing an accident that reportedly took the lives of two people.
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the accident occurred today, August 15, 2017 sometime in the afternoon.
The source stated that the truck tipped over sideways in front of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, crushing the white sedan beside it.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago said in an interview with DZMM:
“Initial report na nakarating po sa atin, meron pong mixer dumiretso po sa center island tumagilid po. Nakakalungkot po may nadaganan hong sasakyan.”
“Dalawa po nailabas na natin sa sasakyan, ‘yung driver po at saka nasa likod ng driver. Wala na hong buhay ‘yung dalawa. Meron pa pong dalawa na kinukuha pa po sa loob, nirerecover.”
As of press time, authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident. They are also determining why the truck was pying Mindanao avenue while the truck ban was still in effect. The truck ban affects EDSA Magallanes to North Avenue, in Quezon City every day, except for Sundays and holidays.
Based on the location of the accident, the cement mixer truck should not have been traveling along that road during that particular time.
The report presented a Tweet from Danilo Lim, who shared that there were four people who are considered casualties of the accident. He posted his tweet at 5:14 p.m. today. His tweet confirmed that the cement mixer truck crushed a white Honda Jazz.
Here are the netizens’ comments about the horrific accident:
A video report on the accident was uploaded on ABS-CBN News’ official Facebook page. The video has gone viral with 245,000 views as of this writing. Watch it below:
TINGNAN: Kotse, nabagsakan ng cement mixer sa bahagi ng Mindanao Avenue sa Quezon City. Video mula kay Coki Meneses Narito ang buong ulat: http://bit.ly/2vF2Jo2
Posted by ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
UPDATE as of 08-15-2017 11:14 p.m. via ABS-CBN News:
“One person was killed while four others were severely injured after a cement mixer truck crushed a sedan traversing Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City on Tuesday, an official said.
The driver of the sedan was declared dead at 7:32 p.m., the North Medical Center and Hospital said.
Three passengers brought to the same hospital are now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, a 12-year-old child was brought to the Quezon City General Hospital.”
What can you say about this accident? Do you regularly ply Mindanao Avenue? Stay safe and always be alert! Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!