Police reports showed a big number of the casualties in a horrific vehicular accident that happened along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Saturday were female overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
Supt. Elmer Decena of Apalit Police stated that 13 of the 14 victims were OFWs leaving for Saudi Arabia while the remaining one was their agency’s representative. Five of the Filipino workers perished while the lingering nine passengers were wounded.
The passengers were on their way to the Clark International Airport in Pampanga aboard a Hyundai 100 van when the vehicle lost control from a gusted tire while navigating through the northbound lane of the NLEX.
The impact from the tire explosion caused the van’s door wide open, flinging out five of the passengers. The van also rolled over to its side and crushed some of the passengers inside.
The driver of the van, recognized as John Leo Jaylo, 28, was arrested. A charge of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide, physical injury, and damage to property is being organized against Jaylo.