1 dead, 5 others wounded after dump truck careened down a ditch in SLEX

Published March 22, 2019, 10:57 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By MB Online

A dump truck and a closed van fell from the SLEX southbound area after the Alabang viaduct early Friday morning which resulted to the death of one person and five others wounded.

In a report by GMA News, a CCTV footage of the accident showed that the closed van was seen parked on the side of the road after it broke down and waiting for help.

A dump truck being driven by Edcel Adorna suddenly hit the parked close van and both vehicles fell from the shoulder of the road and landed on a vacant lot.

The truck porter, Esmar Tolentino, died from his injuries after being crushed inside the truck while Adorna survived with minimal injuries.

Meanwhile, the four passengers of the closed van all survived the mishap but one of them was rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries on his left foot.

Adorna admitted falling asleep while driving and is now under the custody of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group.

The family of the deceased decided not to file any charges after having an agreement with the company Adorna works for.(