Bus rams jeep in QC; 8 hurt

Posted at 04/04/2014 9:24 AM | Updated as of 04/04/2014 3:53 PM

MANILA – At least 8 people were injured after a bus rear-ended a jeepney along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Friday.

Witnesses said a jeepney flipped over and landed on the sidewalk after being rear-ended by a speeding Corimba bus near the Commission on Human Rights office.

One of the eight passengers, a female, sustained a serious head injury, according to one of the witnesses.

The bus allegedly tried to overtake the jeepney but ended up hitting it.

The Corimba bus driver drove away and did not bother to check the condition of the injured passengers, witnesses said. The bus sped off towards Fairview area, but was apprehended by traffic police at the Tandang Sora bridge.

Corimba driver Junbet Baron claimed that the jeepney suddenly emerged from the right side of the bus and then made a stop.

"Nung pagdating ko sa may Technohub, biglang huminto ang jeep sa harapan ko. Pumasok sa kanan ko, nagbaba siya ng pasahero sa harap ko pa," he said.

Baron said he had no intentions of escaping. He explained he did not stop to check on the injured passengers because he opted to immediately surrender his bus to authorities.

Traffic authorities, however, said this is not the right procedure. - report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM