Published: Friday 27 October, 2017

Horrific San Mateo-Batasan Road Truck Accident Caught on Video

The truck accident on Thursday that claimed the lives of 5 persons was caught on dashcam video. The overloaded trailer truck slammed into several vehicles along the San Mateo – Batasan Road at high speed after its brakes allegedly failed.

Trailer truck accident

The moment the trailer truck slammed onto several vehicles at the San Mateo – Batasan Road on Thursday. (MG Marcus/screen shot from Facebook video)

In the dashcam video taken by MG Marcus and posted on Facebook by GMA News, the huge truck loaded with steel beams can be seen missing Marcus’ car as it whizzed past. But a Toyota Avanza, two tricycles, two motorcycles and another car were crushed. 

Another tricycle was miraculously missed as it swerved to the right.

According to the driver, Nilo Calimutan, he noticed that there was something wrong with the truck and stopped to have it checked by his porter. But the truck overran the wedge set up by the porter on the downhill road. The driver said he could do nothing but blow his horn to warn other vehicles that his truck was out of control.

Police investigators said the trailer truck’s brakes failed because it was severely overloaded.

Multiple charges of homicide and damage to property will be filed against Calimutan and the trucking company.