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Bus firm in AJ Perez's fatal road accident suspended

April 18, 2011 10:01am
The bus firm whose unit figured in a road accident that killed teen actor AJ Perez in Tarlac on Sunday was suspended for 30 days on Monday.

The Partas bus firm was slapped a 30-day suspension by the Land Transportation
Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), radio dzBB's Allan Gatus reported.

LTFRB board member lawyer Manuel Iway said the 30-day suspension starts on Monday, April 18.

Iway also said the LTFRB has given Partas a show-cause order, instructing it to explain why its franchise should not be scrapped.

On Sunday, Perez — Antonello Joseph Sarte Perez in real life — was killed when the van he was riding figured collided with a Partas bus.

His co-passengers in the van were also injured.

The Tarlac police was scheduled to charge the bus driver, Julie Brillantes, with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and physical injuries on Monday.

On the other hand, the accident prompted the Department of Transportation and Communications to appeal to motorists to practice defensive driving, especially during the Holy Week exodus. – VVP, GMA News
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