Vios crushed by bus on EDSA was only one day old

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A Dela Rosa bus rolls over a privately-owned Toyota Vios on Edsa, Quezon City. Photo by Erwin Aguilon/Radyo Inquirer 990AM

A Dela Rosa bus rolls over a privately-owned Toyota Vios on Edsa, Quezon City. Photo by Erwin Aguilon/Radyo Inquirer 990AM

MANILA, Philippines—Imagine driving along EDSA in your brand-new car, when out of nowhere, a bus slams into it and crushes it like a tin can. That’s what happened when a passenger bus rolled over a vehicle along the northbound lane of Edsa in Muñoz, Quezon City.

Jenny Rosal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase told INQUIRER.net that a Dela Rosa Transit bus with plate number TYM 249 hit and flattened the rear part of a gray Toyota Vios with plate number YL 1942 around 9:43 a.m.Rosal said the driver of the Toyota was trapped inside his car for a few minutes but was later extricated and rescued by the MMDA.

The Vios was reportedly just one day old, having been just picked up from the dealer on Wednesday. The car may be a total wreck (that’s putting it mildly), but the driver can still be thankful that the car performed as designed and allowed him to survive. The driver of the crushed car was rescued and brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City for treatment. Meanwhile, the driver of the bus escaped.

The MMDA said a Cher bus (TYY 972), whose rear portion was damaged, and a public utility jeepney (TVL 602) were also involved in the accident, which snarled traffic along Edsa northbound.
Meanwhile, according to the agency’s official Twitter account, LTFRB Chair Atty. Winston Ginez called for a special meeting, which approved the suspension of the bus franchise. Aside from the preventive suspension, the LTFRB also required all drivers of the bus firm to undergo drug testing and attend road safety seminars. The quick action is good, but seen by some motorists as insufficient measures to prevent this kind of accident from happening again and again. With a report from Nestor Corrales, Kristine Sabillo and Radyo Inquirer



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