At least two persons were killed and six others injured in an 11-vehicle smash-up Thursday night on C5 Roadin Barangay Pinagsama, Taguig City.
The two who were killed were passengers of a jeepney (license plate PWV 123) that was hit from behind by a truck (RMT-872) driven by Ronaldo Padilla, 44, of Apalit, Floridablanca, Pampanga.
One of the fatalities, Paul Pajanto, 27, of ISG Central Pinagsama, Taguig, was declared dead at Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital. He was reportedly sitting in the rear of the jeepney.
The other passenger, who was standing on the jeepney’s running board, fell and was run over by Padilla’s truck.
The victim, who had not been identified, was wearing brown shorts and a red t-shirt.
Six other passengers sustained minor injuries and were treated at Taguig-Pateros District Hospital.
The smash-up, which occurred in the northbound lane of C-5 Road also involved two jeepneys, two trucks and four private vehicles.
It started when the Isuzu truck driven by Padilla smashed into the jeepney driven by Dario Aquino, 32 of Gladiola St., Makati City.
The impact sent the jeepney crashing into the rear of another jeepney (PYX 149).
Other vehicles in the collision were a Taguig police car, three sports utility vehicles, two vans, three sports utility vehicles and a taxi cab.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO