A passenger bus was hit from behind by a speeding 10-wheeler truck along Remedios corner San Marcelino Streets in Manila on Tuesday evening, injuring at least 34 passengers.
Investigation showed that prior to the accident, the bus plying from Lawton going to Cavite was crossing Remedios Street while the delivery truck carrying softdrinks was traversing along San Marcelino Street.
A closed-circuit camera television (CCTV) footage revealed the bus coming from the eastbound lane came at the intersection and almost touched the other side when the 10-wheeler from the southbound lane bumped the back left side of the bus and rammed it from behind at around 9:45 p.m. on March 5.
Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau said the force was so strong that the passenger bus swung on its side.
According to the Philippine Red Cross, the 34 injured passengers were rushed to Ospital ng Maynila, Manila Doctors Hospital, Manila
Medical Center, and Philippine General Hospital for immediate treatment.
The driver of the trailer truck (CDK 3992), Noli Mendoza, of legal age, resident of Barangay Dungawan Guinyagan, Quezon Province and driver of the Kersteen bus (DXG 880), Joseph Mojica, of legal age and resident of Amadeo, have surrendered to officials.
Meanwhile, the collision caused heavy traffic in the area before the bus was removed from the street at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday early morning.
News source: Manila Bulletin