A mother and her two children sustained injuries after a cement mixer hit and crushed their car in Caloocan City on Tuesday. The driver of the truck, on the other hand, fled.
In a report by James Agustin on GMA News “Balitanghali,” it can be seen that the mother’s left foot was stuck in her car while rescuers were helping to rescue her at the intersection of A. De Jesus Street and 10th Avenue past midnight.
Rescuers used a cutter and carefully removed the driver from the vehicle. Her two children, a 20-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, were also injured.
“Pagpunta namin doon ng mga kasamahan kong tanod tsaka ng EX-O namin, ‘yun na nga, may naipit na babae, naipit ‘yung paa sa manibela. Kasi kung wala siyang air bag patay sigurado siya,” said barangay tanod Jeffrey Soriano.
After the two vehicles collided, the cement mixer truck overturned and hit their car, resulting in the flattening of its front part and the shattering of the windshield.
It was found that the truck was still full of cement.
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Mother, children injured after cement mixer crushed car
The truck was crossing A. De Jesus Street while the car was coming from 10th Avenue, according to a witness.
“‘Yung mixer medyo mabilis na kasi, akala niya walang dadaan na ibang sasakyan. Hindi na niya siguro napansin na may sumulpot ding kotse. May narinig po akong kalabog na, ayun nga, nagbanggan itong mixer and then ‘yung kotse. So ‘yung pagkabangga po, nasadsad ‘yung mixer and then kumandong dito sa bumper ng kotse,” said witness Jumar Candiza.
The truck also crashed into the wall of a house.
In a separate report by Mark Salazar on GMA News “Balitanghali,” CCTV footage of the Caloocan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) showed the scene of the incident at 12:17 p.m.
The cement mixer and the car at the intersection of A. De Jesus Street and 10th Avenue did not slow down.
The siblings went out of the car and rode a tricycle to go home and ask for help from their family, who live near 12th Street.
The driver of the truck got out and walked away as if there was no collision and fled.