2 hurt as jeepney overturns in Makati


12:51 PM December 12th, 2012

By: Noli Ermitanio, December 12th, 2012 12:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines—Two people were hurt when a passenger jeepney overturned after supposedly losing its brakes on a road in Makati City Wednesday morning.

Roberto Lanuza, 43, was driving his jeepney (plate no. NWX 403) with two passengers onboard when he lost control of his vehicle while on a downward slope of  Burgos St. and JP Rizal at around  7:15 a.m.

According to Valentin Dominador Jr., team leader of the MAPSA who rushed to the scene, a woman was slightly hurt in the accident.

Hazel Gladys Gonzaga, 30, of 3152 Visita, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Makati, sustained gashes in her right arm. The other casualty, a male passenger, quickly left the scene, Dominador added.

He said Lanuza was reportedly forced to veer his jeepney toward a ramp near the intersection of JP Rizal but the vehicle overturned.

Hazel’s husband, Glenn, quickly rushed to the scene to check on her. He declined to file charges and only demanded that Lanuza pay for his wife’s hospitalization.

The mishap caused slight traffic in the area.

Lanuza was brought to the Makati City Government’s Traffic Division in Malugay, Mamiyapis for further questioning.

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