Injured passengers were rushed to hospitals in Bambang, Aritao, and Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya and San Jose City and Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija. These hospitals include Veterans Regional Hospital and Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital.
Due to the incident, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB announced that they will issue a 30-day suspension order against the operators of the bus as police investigation of the accident continues.
Cause of the accident
According to news reports, the accident was caused by malfunctioning brakes.
Mary Abad, the sitting Mayor of Carranglan told ABS-CBN in an interview that the bus was carrying sixty (60) passengers which is way beyond its forty-five (45) capacity.
|Screengrab from an aerial view of the accident site by ABS-CBN News|
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