LTO summons truck driver in QC road crash

October 3, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 157 views

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a “show cause order” against the truck driver involved in the multiple vehicle collision along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City.

The order, issued by the Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) of the LTO, directs the truck driver involved in the incident to appear before the IID office located on the second floor of the Law Enforcement and Traffic Adjudication Service (LETAS) at the LTO Central Office on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Likewise, the truck driver was ordered to submit a written explanation as to why administrative charges such as “reckless driving” under Section 48 of Republic Act (RA) 4136, “Driving While Under the Influence of Dangerous Drugs and/or Similar Substances” (Section 5, RA 10586), should not be filed against him and why his driver’s license should not be revoked or suspended under Section 27(a) of RA 4136.

If in case the driver/respondent fails to appear at the IID on the date mentioned and submit the explanation letter required, this means he is waiving his right to have his side heard and his case shall be decided based on the presented evidence.

The respondent was driving his truck along the Katipunan flyover in Barangay Escopa 3 in Quezon City on Sept. 27, 2022 (Tuesday), and claimed that he lost control of his vehicle, according to a Traffic Accident Investigation Report submitted by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Traffic Sector 3.

The incident resulted in a multiple-vehicle crash that involved several vehicles and caused damage to property and physical injuries and a traffic slowdown for several hours.