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ABS-CBN Van Driver Sued for AJ Perez's Death

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Finally the car driving the ABS-CBN van was sued by ABS-CBN according to Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN Corp. head of Corporate Communications. He said that the driver is not an employee of ABS-CBN but an employee of Southbend Express Services, Inc., a service contractor of ABS-CBN. The driver is sued for reckless imprudence that caused the death of AJ Perez and injured 4 others. 



Base on some investigation I read and some images I saw on TV, it showed that the two ABS-CBN vans in convoy was overtaking a vegetable truck.  While the first van was able to successfully overtake, the second van was not able to. Unfortunately it was hit by an approaching PARTAS passenger bus before it could get back to its lane. This happened along McArthur highway in Barangay San Julian, Tarlac. 


Any good driver would say that the van driver is at fault. He clearly was not able to estimate properly while overtaking. In tagalog "alanganin ang pagovertake niya." I'm not saying that the bus driver didn't do anything wrong. We all know that bus drivers here don't really care about approaching vehicles. But technically the responsibility of looking ahead to estimate the approaching vehicles lies with the one who is overtaking. 




Source: www.abs-cbnnews.com
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