Bus crashes into 13 vehicles in Makati City as brakes malfunction; 13 hurt
MANILA, Philippines — Thirteen persons were injured after a public utility bus rammed 11 motorcycles, a car, and another bus on Friday morning as its brakes allegedly malfunctioned while traveling along Osmeña Highway in Makati City.
A report from the Makati City police showed the incident happened around 9 a.m. near Antonio Arnaiz Avenue in Barangay Pio Del Pilar.
Initial investigation showed that a north-bound public utility bus, 11 motorcycles, and a Ford Focus were all stationary as the traffic light was on red (stop) moments before the Pitbull Bus with license plate number TYF 328 crashed into those vehicles supposedly due to malfunctioning brakes.
Its first impact was on the rear portion of the sedan, then the motorcycles, and lastly the front-right side part of the immobile bus.
In a phone interview with INQUIRER.net, case investigator Police Executive Master Sergeant Romel Salvador said that only four of the 13 people wounded were rushed to hospitals as the remaining victims merely sustained minor injuries. The names of all victims were unavailable as of this posting.
Meanwhile, the driver of the faulty bus was brought to the office of the Makati City Police Station’s Vehicular Traffic Investigation Unit for questioning.
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