A delivery truck overturned in the northbound lane of EDSA Centris in heavy rain early Thursday morning.
According to Reden Lobo, the truck driver, they came from Batangas, where they delivered 24 coffins. They were on their way home to Sto Tomas, Pampanga, when they avoided a motorcycle before boarding the EDSA Quezon Avenue flyover, just before half-past one in the morning.
The driver turned to the right and hit five concrete barriers. On the force of the impact, the truck overturned as broken barriers scattered on the road.
Lobo and his companion were not injured. The obstructing truck has been removed, while the damaged barriers have also been stored.
Authorities again reminded motorists to stay alert and be careful while driving, especially during heavy rain.
Delivery rider shot dead in Imus, Cavite
A delivery rider was killed while his partner was injured in a shooting in Imus City, Cavite, Wednesday night.
The live-in partners were identified as David Garcia, 50, and Lolita Aquino, 42.
According to Imus City police chief Lt. Col. Gerald Dee, Garcia was about to leave for delivery when he was shot at around 7:45 p.m.
They live together outside their house in a subdivision in Barangay Malagasang 2B.
Garcia was hit in the head and died instantly.
Aquino is undergoing surgery at the hospital for a chest wound.
According to police, the shooter was wearing a black jacket and hat.
The culprit was seen walking from the motorcycle parked several houses from the residence of the victims.
Someone else was driving the motor, and the gunman rode away.
Dee said the victim had no connection to drugs or crime, so it is possible the reason for the shooting was personal.
The victim received a life threat last week, but the police did not release where it came from.
It is also being investigated whether the shooting of Aquino’s accomplice was also intentional.
The police have already identified the person of interest in the case and are conducting a follow-up operation here.