3 hurt in 12-vehicle smashup on C5

Posted at 04/01/14 6:42 PM

MANILA (UPDATED) - At least 3 people were hurt in an accident involving 12 vehicles on C5 Kalayaan in Barangay Pembo in Makati City on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

 Initial reports indicate that the driver of a 10-wheeler truck carrying LPG tanks lost control of his vehicle, which slammed into other vehicles on a U-turn slot at Barangay Pembo.

Cars, a van, a sports utility vehicle, a pickup truck, a taxi, and motorcycles were involved in the pile-up.

Some of the vehicles suffered serious damage.

The injured victims were brought to the Ospital ng Makati.

They include couple Antonio and Madeline Engua, who were on a motorcycle when the accident occurred.

They suffered abrasions and bruises, according to Makati Rescue respondents.

The accident caused a traffic jam on the northbound lane of C5 Kalayaan, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

It advised motorists to avoid the area. - report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM