LTFRB suspends bus firm over crushed car in EDSA
MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered the preventive suspension of the Dela Rosa Transit bus firm after one of its buses crushed a sedan along EDSA on Thursday, February 5.
A Dela Rosa bus with plate number TYM 249 slammed into the rear portion of a gray Toyota Vios vehicle on the northbound lane of EDSA Project 7 early Thursday.
The sedan was sandwiched between the Dela Rosa bus and another bus in front of it. One passenger jeep was also involved in the collision, causing traffic in the area.
The male driver of the sedan was pinned inside the wrecked vehicle, but was later extricated and rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the driver of the bus has been arrested and is now under police custody, according to an ABS-CBN report.
In its official Twitter account, the LTFRB said: "In [a] special meeting today, the Board approved [the] preventive suspension of the franchise of Dela Rosa Transit where its bus (TYM 449) belongs."
The Board further required ALL drivers of Dela Rosa to undergo drug testing and road safety seminar within 15 days from receipt of Order.— LTFRB_CHAIRMAN (@LTFRB_Chairman) February 5, 2015
The agency also required the bus firm's drivers to undergo drug testing and a road safety seminar within 15 days from receipt of the order. – Rappler.com
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