Freelance photog killed in Quezon City road accident
MANILA, Philippines—A lensman was killed while three other persons were injured, including a three-month-old baby, when their car smashed into a flyover railing past midnight Friday in Quezon City.
Freelance photographer Glenn Awayan, 37, was declared dead on arrival at a hospital following the accident on Katipunan Avenue.
Senior Inspector Erlito Renegin, commander of Traffic Sector 3 of the Quezon City Police District, said the victim, his live-in partner and his baby, were in the Toyota Corolla (UTM-659) driven by another freelance photographer when the accident happened at the foot of the flyover on Katipunan Avenue in Barangay Loyola Heights.
Awayan was rushed by rescuers to the nearby Quirino Memorial Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival. His live-in-partner, Florida Ferrer, 19, their 3-month-old daughter Tiara, and the driver of the car, Richard Tandoc, 37, a resident of Valle Verde, Pasig City, were also injured and taken to the QMMC, with the baby in critical condition, police said.
The car driven by Tandoc was on the southbound lane of Katipunan Avenue with Awayan sitting in front and Ferrer and her daughter in the rear seat. The car was supposed to take the flyover but the vehicle smashed into the railing before it could make its ascent.
Renegin said investigators had yet to speak with the survivors of the accident to find out how and why it happened.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these chat apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94