CALABARZON PNP Highway Patrol Unit
At least 14 people were hurt after a passenger bus crashed into a public restroom at the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway early morning on Monday.
According to Philippine National Police Calabarzon spokesperson Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, the driver identified as Marlon Antenor of Alps The Bus, Inc. was reported to have fallen asleep when he was plying along the Balete, Batangas stretch of the expressway at around 5:25 a.m.
The vehicle, which was carrying 45 passengers at the time of the incident, jumped off from Batangas City and was on its way to Quezon City via STAR Tollway when it swerved off the road, injuring the driver, conductor, and 12 others.
Responding medical teams rushed the patients to Metro Lipa Hospital and Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, both in Batangas.