7 killed, 4 hurt in multiple collision in Batangas

BATANGAS, Philippines (UPDATED) – Seven people were killed while 4 others were hurt in a 7-vehicle collision in Taal town early Wednesday morning, March 28. 

According to a police report, an Isuzu 10-wheeler truck was traversing the highway in Barangay Carsuche when the driver lost control of the wheel and rammed into a parked 10-wheeler truck around 5:50 am on Wednesday.

The other truck hit 5 vehicles, and pinned to death 7 people seated in front of the MJ eatery.

Those who died on the spot were  Ramir Aguado, Cheche Aninio, Melencio Atienza,  Jennifer Atienza, Babylyn Atienza, Susan Hombre, and Ricardo Tabugon.

Four people were rushed to the Taal Polymedic Hospital for treatment. They were identified as Orly Capuso, Diana Uy, Danilo Madiclum, and  Bayani Torres.

Police said the drivers of the two trucks who have the same owner fled after the incident but one of them later surrendered.  He was identified as Sherwin Copu, the driver of the parked truck. 

Authorities said they have reason to believe the other driver would also surrender within the day. – Rappler.com