2 dead in a vehicular accident along EDSA

Posted at 07/08/12 1:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Two people were declared dead on the spot after the Tamaraw FX they’re riding collided with a bus along the EDSA-Shaw underpass early Sunday morning.

Witness Sandy Superable said the FX was traversing the northbound lane of the highway when it got hit by a speeding SUV at the back. The SUV was driven by a certain Daniel Pineda.

Because of the impact, the FX got dragged into the southbound lane and then it hit the bus which was moving in the opposite direction.

One of victims were identified as Jose Portaje Jr., 33, who is from San Jose del Monte Bulacan.

The rescuers took around an hour before they were able to recover the bodies of the victims.

Bus driver Rufy Tibayan was also badly injured.

Pineda refused to give an interview to the media. He is now facing multiple charges of reckless imprudence resulting to double homicide, physical injuries and damage to property. – from a report by Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News