3 dead, 6 injured in SUV crash on Commonwealth Avenue

The SUV's driver is still confined at the St. Luke's Medical Center.

Jeanette Andrade of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "three persons-including an elderly balut vendor and her two customers-were killed while six others were injured when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) drove into a barangay (village) plaza" along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. The incident happened on Sunday, July 14.


According to the report, The blue Mitsubishi Montero Sport (TZI-993) driven by 24-year-old Far Eastern University (FEU) student Mark Eleazar Lipana hit the plaza when it allegedly swerved sharply to avoid hitting another vendor who suddenly crossed the highway. Lipana and his companions were supposedly headed to Barangay East Fairview. The report also noted that Lipana is the son of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Deputy Director for Operations Senior Superintendent Procopio Lipana.


The report revealed: "Police Officer 2 Alfredo Moises III, of the QCPD traffic sector, identified the pedestrians who were killed instantly in the accident as Liza Romero, 60; 20-year-old call center agent Juliet Montefalco; and 22-year-old cook Jeffrey Flores. Injured were Felipe Robi, 18; Kimberly Mangaring, 16; and 27-year-old tricycle driver Ronilo Dario Jr, as well as Lipana's two passengers, Francis Erick Taguba, 24; and Fernando Teodoro, 19."

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The SUV's driver is still confined at the St. Luke's Medical Center while his companions and three other injured pedestrians were brought to East Avenue Medical Center.


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