6 injured after bus hits railing of EDSA-Ortigas flyover

Posted at 08/05/12 3:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Six people were badly hurt after the provincial bus they were riding hit the railing of the EDSA-Ortigas flyover early Sunday morning.

The driver of St. Martha Lines bus, who was identified as Nixon Culasi, broke his left arm, while his alternate driver Robencio Rimbao broke his left foot.

Bus conductor Francis Bornilla, on the other hand, had a wounded forehead, while the other three passengers who were hurt sustained minor injuries.

All the victims were immediately rushed to The Medical City in Pasig City.

According to initial reports, the provincial bus rammed into the concrete separator and railings before it hit the side of the flyover.

Authorities suspect the bus driver felt sleepy while speeding in EDSA, causing the accident.

As of posting, authorities are still investigating the incident. – from a report by Dexter Ganibe, dzMM