Man hurt as pick-up slams into post

Posted at 11/17/2012 2:05 PM | Updated as of 11/17/2012 2:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A man was hurt Saturday afternoon after his vehicle slammed into an electric post along Examiner St., Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.

The injured driver, 46-year-old Manuel Quisumbing, said he fell asleep behind the wheel.

His Toyota Hilux pick-up crashed into the post, causing damage to several electric lines.

As of posting, Quisumbing’s vehicle remains at the scene because traffic authorities are concerned about the live wires.

“Hindi naman magalaw ‘yung kotse dahil sa posteng nakatumba na,” said Christian Barkase of Quezon City Traffic Sector 1, who called on Meralco officials to respond to the area.

Barkase also advised large trucks not to pass through Examiner St. until Quisumbing’s vehicle is removed.

Quisumbing may face charges of reckless imprudence resulting to damage to property. -- Report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM