Runaway tire causes 6-vehicle collision on Skyway

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MANILA, Philippines — Six vehicles figured in a collision when the tire of one was detached on the northbound lane of the Skyway approaching C5 Thursday, although no one was hurt in the accident.

Eugene Grecia of Skyway control center said the left rear tire of an L-300 van was detached from the vehicle as it approached the CD exit at 7:44 a.m.

The detached wheel hit the vehicle in front, causing a chain reaction involving, among others, passenger bus, a closed van, and a Suzuki vehicle.

“May passenger bus pero wala namang nasaktan, nilipat lang sila ng sasakyan,” Grecia said.

The vehicles were cleared at 8:27 a.m.,Grecia said.

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  • pedronimo

    NO MAINTENANCE AT ALL. TYPICAL FILIPINO DRIVERS’ IRRESPONSIBILITY.

    • Dante

      How sure are you its not maintained? Are you even sure the L300 driver is not a naturalized Chinese or an American consulate employee?

      What is very certain at this point is that accidents like this has happened and still is happening all over the world’s highways and freeways. And thats irregardless of the driver nor the owner being of a certain nationality or race.

      • D L

        How sure?

        Just take a look at commercial, public and local jeep/jeepney type of vehicles, usually one or two wheel nuts are missing, they don’t bother to change the pins when the thread is damaged.

        As to private vehicles – service centers sometimes are lazy to screw in wheel nuts manually and only then to tighten, it is how the thread is damaged, also I’ve never seen them to use a torque wrench.

  • generalproblem

    malamang yung turnilyo na ginamit eh made in china hehehe

  • bugoybanggers

    iyan ang napala sa mga SECOND HAND..mura nga pero mag mumura ka naman kapag may naaksidente.

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