LRTA to probe train collision which injured more than 30 passengers

Eagle News Service


(Eagle News) – The Light Rail Transit Authority is investigating the cause of a train collision between two trains of the LRT Line 2 in Quezon City which injured more than 30 people on Saturday evening.

LRT Authority Spokeperson said that the investigation will include the LRT Line 2’s maintenance provider, emergency services, control center, and operation department.

The collision happened near the Cubao and Anonas stations when the non-operational Train 13 moved at around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Cabrera said the eastbound Train 18 was carrying at least 150 passengers when it was hit by the supposedly “dead” train near the Anonas Station.

LRTA has shouldered all medical expenses of the injured passengers.

LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade visited the victims who were brought to hospitals immediately after the incident.

The passengers were brought to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center and to the World Citi Medical Center in Quezon City.

The train’s operator was also injured, sustaining bruises and wounds. He is reported to be already in stable condition.