Newbie driver to blame for MRT accident that injured 10, management says

Officials insist that the trains are safe.

Darwin Amojelar of reports that the management of the Metro Rail Train Line 3 (MRT3) has blamed the new driver of one of its trains for the minor accident on Wednesday (March 26) that caused injury to 10 passengers.

According to the report, the Department of Transportation and Communications MRT3 (DOTC-MRT3) explained in its incident report that the "automatic train protection (ATP) system of the southbound train approaching the Guadalupe station kicked in at around 10:50 a.m. after the driver accelerated despite a red light." The sudden stop threw several passengers off balance, causing minor injuries to ten individuals. The driver who committed the error was only six months into his job, DOTC-MRT3 said.


Three of the injured passengers have been discharged from Makati Medical Center after receiving proper medical attention while the rest are undergoing medical examinations, the train line's administration added. Despite the accident, DOTC-MRT3 assured the public that the train line continues to be a safe and reliable mode of transportation in Metro Manila.

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