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Vehicular accidents cause Metro Manila traffic jams Wednesday

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By MB Online

Several vehicular accidents involving trucks caused even more headache for motorists in Caloocan, Quezon City and Pasig Wednesday morning as traffic was snarled for hours before the vehicles were removed.

An 18 wheeler trailer truck is seen flipped on its side after it was involved in ana accident at Monumento Circle in Caloocan City, December 19 2018. According to the driver identified as Allan Donata, the support stand that hilds the steal beam snapped causing the accident. He escaped with minor injuries. (Mark Balmores)

An 18 wheeler trailer truck is seen flipped sideways after it was involved in an accident at Monumento Circle in Caloocan City, December 19 2018. According to the driver identified as Allan Donata, the support stand that hilds the steal beam snapped causing the accident. He escaped with minor injuries. (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

In Caloocan, an accident involving an 18-wheeler truck which ended up falling to its side near the Monumento Circle caused a heavy build-up of traffic in the area.

It took around three hours before the truck was hauled away to allow traffic flow in the area to return to normal.

In Luzon corner Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, a trailer truck carrying cargo and soil experienced engine failure and also eventually ended falling to its side.

The truck’s cargo spilled on the road, making it necessary for Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to clear the area with shovels and pails.

The clearing operation took several hours which resulted in a heavy build-up of traffic as well.

Meanwhile, in Pasig City, particularly at the Libis-C-5 flyover, traffic was also stalled after an 18-wheeler truck that ran out of diesel inadvertently became a huge roadblock for motorists to negotiate around, causing traffic to slow down at a snail’s pace.

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