44 hurt in Quezon bus mishap

Posted at 09/17/2012 10:49 AM | Updated as of 09/17/2012 4:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines – At least 44 passengers were hurt after a bus fell on its side in Quezon Province.

Police said the bus, which originated from San Pedro, Laguna, went out of control and fell on its side while traveling along Maharlika Highway in Calauag town.

Twelve of the 44 injured passenger are in critical condition.

Bus driver Antonio Maugto, who fled the scene after the accident, is facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple physical injuries. – report from Johnny Glorioso, radio dzMM