One hurt as train hits car on Laguna railway


MANILA, Philippines—A woman was injured when her vehicle was hit by a train in Laguna Wednesday morning, police said.

Chief Superintendent Benito Estipona, Calabarzon regional Director, said the incident occurred along the railway of Pacita complex in San Pedro Laguna around 9 a.m., involving a Honda CRV (XBE 866) driven by Larissa Abordo, and a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train.

Estipona said Abordo was driving her vehicle with a companion along the railway when her vehicle was hit by the train.

A radio report quoted a witness as saying that the CRV had stopped in anticipation of the incoming train, but the front part of her car was blocking the railway.

They allegedly tried to call the attention of Abordo to tell her to move her vehicle, but to no avail because she was on the phone with someone.

Estipona said Aborado only sustained minor injurie, but was in a “state of shock” because of the incident. Her companion was, meanwhile, unharmed. The CRV incurred damage at the left side of its front.

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  • sanjuan683

    Sabi na huag mag celphone kapag nasa sasakyan.

  • just_the_guy

    When will these people learn to take railroad crossings seriously? Dapat pa nga hulihin yung driver ng CRV. Diba bawal ang mag telepono habang nasa kotse?

  • dodong1

    dapat pagbayarin yung driver ng Honda CRV ng lahat ng damages sa train…

    • JunPyo123

      Tama. Government property yung tren, may right-of-way iyon sa riles. Para naman matuto ang mga ganitong tao.

      • generalproblem

        correct. ang masakit baka mademanda pa yung driver ng tren na laging ginagawa ng mga pulis na dinedemenda yung driver pag nakakasagasa yung tren ng tao. estipodo mga pulis sa atin pagdating sa tren ang usapan kala ni pareho lang ng bus yun.

  • ravindrama

    salamat nalang at hindi si Larissa ang nawasak yung kotse na lamang ang nadale …. kung baga stepping the line ang kaso ni Larissa sa susunod Hammer ang dalhin niyo para makaganti kayo sa train…pokpokin mo lamang.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    women can’t really drive?


  • Tibmonk

    there are lots of hard headed and stupid people in this world, and she is one of them. Psychologists and law enforcement have published a study showing that motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunken drivers. Just like you put yourself and other people at risk when you drive drunk, you put yourself and others at risk when you use a cell phone and drive. Clearly the safest course of action is to not use a cell phone while driving. But, everybody thinks it will not happen to them, well in this particular situation, it goes to show you how stupid this was. Maybe next time she and other in similar situation won’t be as lucky.

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