TAYABAS CITY, Quezon – A driver and his helper were killed while 15 others were injured when their truck plowed into nine vehicles until it collided with two houses when it lost its brakes along Quezon Ave, Barangay Lalo, here, Wednesday morning, April 7.
The fatalities were identified as Jeffrey Melchor Ferreras, 31, driver, a resident of Brgy. Padpad, San Nicolas, Concepcion Tarlac and his helper Junathan Bacximen Simballa, 44 years old and a resident of Barangay 275, Binondo Manila.
Injured were Jerwin Mendoza Enriquez, 42; Leonilo Sumilang Tabarina, 44; Robin De Los Reyes, 28; Digna Imatong, 68; Regidor Baasis, 43; Ramelito Calupig, 37; Jessie Palma, 33; John Paulo Lavado, 22; Jayson Palines, 27; Reynaldo Martinez, 43; Gaudencio Gutierrez, 54; Zenaida Nolasco, 46; Ricky Mesa De Araw. 50; Marissa Leonar Cagbay, 53 and Jaybee Bulangis, 12.
Those vehicles damaged by the truck were an Izusu Elf truck, four tricycles, two motorcycles, and two cars.
According to a report the truck was traversing a descending portion of Quezon Avenue when it lost its brakes, ramming into the vehicles in front of it.
The wounded were rushed by responding members of Tayabas City MDRRMO, Bureau of Fire Protection, Tayabas City PNP to the Tayabas Community Hospital.
The two victims were trapped inside their truck and declared dead upon arrival at the same community hospital.