Bus firm in 8-vehicle smashup suspended

Posted at 03/05/14 6:04 PM

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered a preventive suspension against Mayamy Transport after one of its units figured in an 8-vehicle collision along Commonwealth Avenue in North Fairview, Quezon City on Saturday.

LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez said the 30-day suspension covers 5 bus units of Mayamy Transport, which is owned by Teresita Gutierrez.

The LTFRB will confiscate the plates of the bus firm's 5 units on Thursday.

It said the bus units will need to undergo road worthiness test at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

At least 5 people were hurt on Saturday after a Mayamy Transport bus lost its brakes and rammed 7 vehicles in front of it before coming to a stop at the center island.

A Tamaraw FX, Toyota Vios, Urvan, L-300, Mazda 3, UV Express van and a Ford Lynx incurred heavy damages in the incident. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM