DPWH driver killed, 2 hurt as truck rams gov’t vehicle in Lapu-Lapu City
CEBU CITY — A driver of the Department of Public Works and Highways was killed while two were injured when a dumptruck rammed a DPWH-owned vehicle at the Lapu-Lapu City side of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
The truck, which was loaded with sand, went out of control after one of its tires exploded while descending the bridge bound for Lapu-Lapu City, said Frank Brazil, head of the City Traffic Management System (CTMS) of Lapu-Lapu City.
Brazil, who got a report from his men at the area through radio communications, said the truck first hit the multicab, which was reportedly owned by the DPWH before it rammed another DPWH vehicle, also a dumptruck and hit a nearby roadside store. The DPWH team there was conducting road repair works at the foot of the bridge.
Brazil said CTMS personnel in the area reported that the fatality was the driver of the multicab. Two other persons were injured in the same accident, and both were rushed by an ambulance to the nearest hospital, he said.
Police were still investigating the accident, as of Wednesday night, and had yet to release the names of the fatality and the injured, said Brazil. SFM
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