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6 injured in Edsa-Shaw accident, including ABS-CBN’s Doris Bigornia

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 05:21 PM December 21, 2017
6-car collission on Edsa-Shaw tunnel that caused heavy traffic from Magallanes to Kamuning already cleared as of 3:28 p.m. One of the reported injured was ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia. (Photo from MMDA)

6-car collision on Edsa-Shaw tunnel that caused heavy traffic from Magallanes to Kamuning already cleared as of 3:28 p.m. (Photo from MMDA)

Six persons, including a TV reporter and her crew, were hurt when a sports utility vehicle allegedly went into overdrive along Edsa-Shaw in Mandaluyong on Thursday afternoon.

Bong Nebrija, supervising officer for operations of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), identified two of the injured as ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia and her crew member Marcopolo Gutierrez, who were on board their crew van. They were rushed to the Medical City hospital in Pasig.

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Also injured were a driver of a motorcycle, the driver and a passenger of Toyota Vios which was a Grab vehicle, and a passenger of a Montero Sport with unspecified plate number. Another Mitsubishi Mirage was involved in the traffic mishap.

Nebrija said most of the victims sustained minor injuries in the head and body.

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According to MMDA, the accident happened around 1:45 p.m. when a Montero Sport with plate number PQS 314 on Edsa-Shaw tunnel northbound “suddenly went wild,” and crossed the center island and rammed into a Toyota Vios bound south.

The Vios then crashed into another Montero Sport which flipped and hit the van of Bigornia and her crew. The impact also led to a chain of collisions involving a Mirage and a motorcycle.

The MMDA and the Eastern Police District – Traffic Management Office are conducting an investigation on the cause of the accident.

The accident led to the temporary closure of the Edsa-Shaw underpass and caused a traffic standstill along the stretch of Edsa from Ayala to Kamuning. The vehicles were cleared of the road at 3:28 p.m.  /je

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