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Taxi hits center island debris; driver and passenger injured

By: Apple Ta-as November 15,2015 - 01:17 AM

EARLY MORNING VEHICULAR ACCIDENT/NOV. 14, 2015: A Tiger Taxi lays on its side after it hits a concrete as center island (left) that is removed on Gen. Maxilom Ave. barangay Carreta across DSWD regional office that injured taxi driver Manuel Jose Rubia Echaves and his woman passenger early morning yesterday.(CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

A Tiger Taxi unit lies on its side after flipping upon impact with chunks of concrete from an island driver that was partly removed in the middle of M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

A TAXI overturned yesterday dawn after it rammed  debris of  a dismantled concrete center island, along M.J. Cuenco Avenue and General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City.

The driver Manuel Jose Rubia Echavez and his passenger, 31-year-old Mary Ann Pasia were both injured.

The island was removed for road widening but the driver didn’t notice chunks of the debris on the road, said PO2 Chady Jungoy, traffic investigator.

The driver of the  Toyota sedan  (GXV-326) of Tiger Company picked up the passenger  along Osmeña Boulevard about 5 a.m.

The accident happened at 5:15 a.m.

The driver wounded his arm.  His female passenger complained of pain in her shoulders when paramedics of the Emergency Response Unit Foundation (ERUF) rushed them to Cebu Doctor’s Hospital.


PO2 Jungoy said that  there were edges of concrete left in the area where the island used to be.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama had ordered the center islands and iron railings removed from the roads  early this year to make the roads  wider for motorists.

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