By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief and Sita Asequia,Correspondent
Iligan City — A garbage truck turned sideways near the city dumpsite at Sitio Bangko, Bonbonon, this city yesterday morning.
Truck driver Eduardo Ardona told reporters after the accident that he sustained minor injuries only but the other man, the garbage collector whom he identified as Felix Maliao had to be taken to the Don Gregorio Lluch Memorial Hospital at Palao, this city as he had suffered from a broken limb.
He added that they had finished the dumping of the garbage on the site and was already negotiating the downhill road on their way back to the city proper. They were in the area near the site of the tower of the National Power Corporation when the brakes faltered and the truck went out of control so it turned on one of its side.
He was able to get out of the truck but his companion remained inside the vehicle so he had to get back on it to rescue the latter. He also saw that a passer-by on the scene fell to the ground but he was certain that the guy did not suffer any serious injuries.
Ardona said his truck has been maintained regularly by the city, reason that he was surprised that the brakes and clutch faltered which caused the accident.
The driver said he had been in this job of driving this kind of truck for already 20 years.