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1 killed, 12 hurt in bus crash along Manila North Road

Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands are killed in bus accidents in the Philippines every year, especially in Luzon where commuter buses are the usual means of transport from province to province.  This file photo dated April 16, 2014, shows a similar fatal accident in Camarines Sur, wherein the passenger bus rammed a cargo truck, killing 5 and wounding 15. AP FILE PHOTO

SAN MANUEL, Tarlac — A bus conductor was killed, and 12 other people were hurt when a Manila-bound bus smashed into a parked trailer truck along the Manila North Road (MNR) on Wednesday (May 18).

Danilo Manzano, 47, died when his bus hit the truck, injuring the truck driver and his helper, as well as 10 of the bus passengers at 2:20 a.m., said Senior Insp. Abraham Atencio, San Manuel police chief. The bus was ferrying people from Ilocos Norte.

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The accident took place after the truck driver parked on the outermost lane of the MNR’s south bound lane at San Agustin village.

The injured were all treated at a hospital in Barangay Carmen in Pangasinan’s Rosales town.  SFM

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