PNP chief, escorts rescue accident victims at SLEXBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief himself came to the rescue when a vehicle turned upside down on Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Tuesday afternoon.
Director General Nicanor Bartolome, PNP chief, and his police escort group were the first responders to a Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number XDY 639 that figured in an accident after its left rear tire burst.
The Adventure was heading south and was traversing near the Carmona exit when the mishap happened around 1:20 p.m., Bartolome said in a text advisory.
Bartolome’s group were on their way back to Manila from Tagaytay when they witnessed the accident on the other side of the expressway. They turned around and called the SLEX patrol to provide emergency assistance.
Two ambulances responded to the accident and provided medical assistance to the seven passengers of the Adventure who were employees of Kamee She construction company, Bartolome said.
Two persons identified as Manolo Abundo, 37, and Roberto Cristobal, the driver, were badly hurt. All victims were brought to the Southern Luzon Hospital in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, he added.