Car carrying family of 5 crushed by overturned cement mixer, father killed
According to authorities, the truck was traversing the road while there was an ongoing "Total Truck Ban" between Edsa Magallanes to North Avenue, Quezon City.
A cement mixer truck overturned in front of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology along Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City on Tuesday, 15 August.
The truck tilted and crushed the car
Based on CCTV footage, the truck was traversing the road when it hit the center island, tipped and crushed the car.
"Initial report na nakarating po sa atin, meron pong mixer dumiretso po sa center island tumagilid po," said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority spokesperson Celine Pialago in an earlier interview with DZMM.
"Nakakalungkot po may nadaganan hong sasakyan… Dalawa po nailabas na natin sa sasakyan, ‘yung driver po at saka nasa likod ng driver. Wala na hong buhay ‘yung dalawa," she said, adding that two more are being recovered from the wreckage.
The father was declared dead on arrival
According to the Inquirer, a family of 5 was inside the vehicle when the incident took place. Victims include a man, a woman and their three children, ages 12, 8 and 4.
The passengers were immediately rescued and were brought to a nearby hospital. However, it took two hours to pull out the last person, the father who was driving the vehicle, out of the wreckage. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Meanwhile, reports say the other four passengers are now in a stable condition.
The driver of the truck, identified as Jayson Nuay, 27, has been taken into custody.
The truck was traversing the road during a "Total Truck Ban."
In an earlier report by ABS-CBN News, authorities have yet to determine why the truck was traversing the road at the time when a "Total Truck Ban" between Edsa Magallanes to North Avenue, Quezon City, which is in effect every day except Sundays and holidays, is currently in place.
Below is the CCTV footage of the accident:
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And another video showing what happened after: