1 dies, 8 injured in vehicular accident along C5 in Makati City

November 10, 2012 12:23 am 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — A speeding 16-wheeler truck hit the C5 flyover then rammed several vehicles resulting in the death of a motorcyclist and injuries to at least eight others in Makati City on Friday afternoon.

The Makati City traffic department identified the fatality as James Van Cuaderno who died instantly after he was hurled out of his motorcycle due to the impact of the accident.

Initially, eight other passengers including several children were rushed to the Ospital ng Makati for treatment.

Investigation showed the accident happened around 4:00 p.m. while the vehicles were plying along the northbound lane of C5 Road near Market! Market! mall before the elevated U-turn slot in Barangay East Rembo in Makati.

Authorities arrested driver Normalito Rombua who said his truck lost its brakes.

Police prepared charges of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and multiple serious physical injuries against him.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase said the incident also caused a traffic gridlock with the tail-end reaching up to the South Luzon Expressway.

Traffic also built up along the southbound lane when curious motorists slowed down to look at what happened. (PNA)



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