A bus crash has left four dead and 16 injured. A Valisno Transit Express struck the boundary arch that rests between Quezon City and Caloocan City yesterday.
The Philippines Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has suspended all 62 units of the Valisno Transit Express and has barred them from operating for at least 30 days.
The incident happened at 7.25am in Barangay Largo, Quezon City. An investigation into the accident shows that Valisno Bus #TXV-715 was heading to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan with it rammed the arch.
The impact was severe and instantly killed two men – two others died after being transported to hospital for treatment.
At least 16 others, including the bus conductor were injured in the mishap. They were taken to Dr Jose Ridriguez Memorial Hospital in Tala, Caloocan. The bus driver surrendered to the bus company several hours later after the accident, He had originally fled the scene.
The LTFRB has ordered all Valisno bus units to undergo road worthiness inspection. The bus driver was directed to take an immediate drug test and safety seminars aside from securing clearances from the police and the National Bureau of Investigation.
Under the provisions set by the LTFRB, each family who lost a member’s life on the bus will receive 150,000 pesos each – those injured will receive 15,000 pesos each.