MANILA, Philippines – A 14-wheeler unattended truck causes a pileup on C5-Kalayaan road in Makati City on Monday, August 4, 2014. It is reported that a total of 7 victims are injured and 1 confirmed dead.
Meanwhile, Commuters who were caught in the traffic jam expressed their rant through social networking sites.
Late because of c5 acciC5 Accidentdent. Hamona.
— majah jaldo (@majhanda) August 4, 2014
Wow... 2 hours on the road and still in Mercedes Ave. jeep already took a reroute on Market and still traffic. Damn accident on C5!
— gp batac (@geepeh) August 4, 2014
Wow! I feel so fit. Walked all d way from Psg Palengke to C5 flyover in just 30 mins. Trfc did not move. 8 car accident by a truck of sand
— Bombie Custodio (@bombiecustodio) August 4, 2014
SINCE 4AM YUNG C5 ACCIDENT AT WALANG GINAGAWA PARA TANGGALIN SA DAAN?!?????!????!!!!!
— Dan Ramos (@IamAlmostDan) August 4, 2014
What really happened on the unattended 14-wheeler truck?
The truck was reportedly had an engine trouble and the driver intends to park it along a steep portion on C5 but slides backwards spilling its cargo sand which blocks several lanes and hits eight land transportation vehicles identified as; six-wheeler truck, a closed van, three taxis, a sport utility vehicle and a private sedan car.
The 14-wheeler sand cargo truck was identified wearing a plate number UNE-539 and owned by Treasure Rock Movers.
The driver of the truck and his colleague inside said to be jumped out during the scene of the accident.
The reported dead on the C5 Road Accident is the one who was driving the 6-wheeler truck and received the major fatality named “Richard Parado” A.K.A Eboy, 24 years old from Parañaque City.
The traffic almost took six hours on clearing the area by the Makati and Taguig Police and MMDA traffic personnel.