LTFRB suspends Leomarick Trans after Nueva Ecija bus crash

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Nueva Ecija bus crash site

Nueva Ecija bus crash site

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a preventive suspension order against the operator of the Leomarick bus.

This is after a tragic accident involving a Leomarick bus occurred yesterday in Carangglan, Nueva Ecija.

Leomarick buses are not allowed to travel for 30 days while authorities are investigating the incident.

The LTFRB will summon the owner of the bus line, Leonardo Patulot, for an explanation as to why the bus line franchise must not be suspended or cancelled.

An LTFRB record showed Leomarick has two bus units and legitimately registered with the LTFRB.

The LTFRB set the first hearing of the case on May 2, Tuesday, at the Central Office in East Avenue, Quezon City, at 9:00 am.

“We want to determine kung totoong overloading, kasi may mga lumalabas na balita, so want to check aside from overloading, were doing also a checking on the tracking number like what we did sa Panda to determine how really old na itong bus na ito kasi franchise verification nila nakalagay 2006 model but just want due diligence, kasi kahit gaano kagaling ang driver natin wala silang say kung talagang faulty na yung kanilang sinasakyan,” LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada.

(We want to determine if indeed there was overloading since there are reports of such. So we want to check aside from overloading, we’re doing also a checking on the tracking number like what we did with panda bus to determine how really old the bus unit is. The franchise verification shows it is a 2006 model. But we just want due diligence. Because no matter the skills of the driver, he cannot do anything if the vehicle is indeed faulty.) — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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