2 killed, 57 hurt in bus, truck collision in Quezon

TWO drivers before dawn Monday were killed while 57 others were injured when a trailer truck collided with a passenger bus at a curve of a highway in Atimonan, Quezon.

One of the fatalities was identified as Jonathan Lirio, the driver of Mark Eve bus.

The name of the truck driver is being verified.

Police said the wounded victims,  mostly passengers of the bus, were  rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.

The accident occurred at 12 a.m. on Monday on the Diversion Road of Maharlika Highway in Bgy. Alinao,  Ilaya in Atimonan.

The driver of the trailer truck lost control of the vehicle while  negotiating a sharp curve of the road.

The truck then swerved to the opposite lane, fell on its side, slid and rammed into an incoming Manila-bound Mark Eve bus.

The two drivers died on the spot.

With Jun Legaspi