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Vehicle gets stuck on PNR tracks in Pandacan, Manila

Vehicle gets stuck on PNR tracks in Pandacan, Manila

A vehicle ended up stuck on the tracks of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Pandacan, Manila on Sunday morning, according to a report of Super Radyo dzBB’s Mao dela Cruz.

In an interview, Pandacan Police Station 10 director Police Captain Michael Locsin said they received the report at around 4:20 a.m.

Onboard the vehicle were two passengers who were both unharmed.

He said the victims claimed they were misled by mapping and navigation app Waze while they were on the way to Makati from Manila.

“During the process ng pag-uwi nila, eh tinuturo sila on the way sa Pandacan…hanggang sa naituro sila ng Waze sa riles ng tren na supposed to be. Hindi naman dapat doon ang way nila at nagkamali siguro ang application. Doon sila naituro at sinundan nila,” Locsin said.

(While they were on their way home, they passed through Pandacan. Waze pointed them to the train tracks, which they were not supposed to go to. The application might have made a mistake. They were directed there and they followed it.)

He said the driver might have miscalculated the route and got confused with the right direction.

“Muntik na mahulog [sa ilog]. Mabuti na lang ay safe sila at ‘yung sasakyan ay naka-hang pa rin sa riles ng tren. Medyo natagalan nga lang, na-delay ang ating pagkuha ng sasakyan gawa ng kumuha pa tayo ng tulong sa MMDA,” he added.

(They almost fell into the river. Fortunately, they are safe and the car is still hanging on the train track. It took us a while to retrieve the car as we needed help from [Metropolitan Manila Development Authority].)

Locsin said the victims will be transferred to the traffic investigation of Manila local government. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA Integrated News