1 hurt as truck rams 5 vehicles along Nagtahan
MANILA – One person was injured after a truck rammed five other vehicles before finally hitting a traffic light along the Nagtahan-Guanzon area in Manila on Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported.
Vincent Lizada of the MMDA Metrobase did not disclose the name of the victim. He said the victim was immediately brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Lizada added that the truck, with plate number CTU 729, was carrying hydrogen peroxide when it hit five other vehicles before it crashed onto a traffic light.
The accident is already causing traffic in the area.
"Ang build up po ng traffic natin, mula po dyan sa southbound, dito po sa Lacson-Espana area na po ang buntot niyan hanggang doon nga po sa may Guanzon-Nagtahan area. Samantala, sa northbound, ang traffic po mula na doon sa Quirino-Osmeña hanggang dyan na sa may Nagtahan," Lizada reported to ANC's News Now.
MMDA rescue and traffic units are assessing the situation before they tow the truck away and clear the area.
"Mahirap pong galawin yung mga chemicals na tumapon galing sa truck," said Lizada.