5 hurt in 8-vehicle collision in QC

Posted at 03/01/2014 6:18 PM | Updated as of 03/01/2014 6:50 PM

MANILA – Five people were reported hurt in an eight-vehicle collision along Commonwealth Avenue in North Fairview, Quezon City on Saturday.

A motorcycle rider who ended up after the bus during the accident was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Others hurt in the accident were rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center.

According to reports, a Mayamy transport bus lost its brakes, causing it to ram seven vehicles in front of it before coming to a stop at the center island.

Incurring heavy damages were a dark-colored Tamaraw FX, a Toyota Vios, an Urvan, an L-300, a Mazda 3, a UV Express van and a Ford Lynx.

“’Yung bus tumawid sa kabilang lane dahil nawalan ng preno,” a vendor who witnessed the accident said.

An unidentified driver of a passenger van told authorities he was shocked to see the bus, which came from the opposite lane, coming right at them.

"Sabi ko sa mga pasahero ko tumalon na sila," he said.

Immediately responding to the incident were personnel from the MMDA, QC Rescue units, and PP traffic investigators.

The driver and conductor, however, fled from the scene and are now being tracked down by investigators.

-- Reports from DZMM, Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News