28 hurt as jeep rams concrete barriers in Taytay

Posted at 07/10/2012 10:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-eight people were injured in an accident involving a passenger jeepney in Taytay, Rizal on Tuesday morning.

Superintendent Arthur Masungsong, chief of Taytay Police, said the jeepney went out of control and rammed a row of concrete barriers along Ortigas Avenue Extension in Barangay San Isidro.

The jeepney then overturned after crashing into concrete barriers.

Masungsong said the jeepney driver, Rolando Guerrero, claimed he lost control of his vehicle after its brakes failed.

The jeepney came from Tanay and was bound for Mandaluyong City. – report from Charlie Mendoza, dzMM