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2 killed, 14 hurt in Quezon City road accident

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:47 AM September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two passengers died while 14 others were injured after a truck crashed into a jeepney along Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City on early Wednesday morning.

Initial investigation showed that the jeepney was traversing Mindanao Avenue and was about to make a U-turn at a gasoline station in Barangay Tandang Sora when a truck emerged from Congressional Avenue and hit the jeepney’s right side portion at around 12:30 a.m.

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Sixteen passengers of the jeepney driven by 50-year-old Lewelyn Jaud were seriously injured and brought to the East Avenue Medical Center, said a report of the Quezon City Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit.

Two of the 16 injured passengers, Jay Pamplina and Mark Bernardo, died in the hospital.

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Fourteen victims were still confined at the hospital. Police have yet to identify the passengers.

Meanwhile, police said Herjun Panero, 31, driver of the Isuzu Cargo Truck, will face a complaint of reckless imprudence resulting in damage to property with multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries.

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