Shuttle bus falls from Skyway, 2 hurt
MANILA, Philippines - Another vehicle fell from the elevated Skyway morning of Sunday, March 2, barely 3 months after a fatal bus accident in the same area last year.
News reports say a shuttle bus being used by Skyway O&M Corporation for their employees fell from the expressway's southbound lane in Bicutan area, Parañaque, at around 5 am.
Witnesses say the bus was hit by a Toyota Fortuner, causing it to lose balance.
The shuttle bus has just finished unloading Skyway tellers to their booths when the accident happened.
Inside the shuttle bus was driver Alan Nopal, who survived the accident and was brought to the hospital.
A passenger from the Toyota Fortuner, which was going to Laguna from Baguio City during the time of the accident, was also injured and brought to the hospital.
Reports say the vehicle was immediately removed. Thus the accident did not cause traffic in the area.
The police's Highway Patrol Group said there were 18 confirmed dead from that accident, prompting the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to cancel the bus company's franchise.
On Saturday, March 1, at least 11 people were injured after a bus rammed into 8 other vehicles along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
Based on initial reports, a Mayamy Bus traversing north Fairview hit the center island of the road and crossed over to the opposite lane, hitting 8 vehicles. - Rappler.com
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