CITY OF MALOLOS—A truck helper suffered severe injuries while the driver was also hurt when the vehicle loaded with sand smashed into the welcome arc of Bulacan in the boundary of Tabang in Guiguinto and Tikay in this city around 5:00 am on Thursday. 

The self-accident had caused more than 5-hours heavy volume of traffic to motorists traversing the MacArthur highway particularly along the southbound lane. End to end tail of the traffic reached Tabang Cloverleaf and San Pablo areas. 

As of 10:30 am, the truck remained stock on the structure. At past 11 am, authorities, however managed to remove it from the structure and move it right side further to the shoulder of the lane. 

Roy Perez, 31, truck helper suffered massive injuries on his right leg and foot. His brother, Ronald Perez, 32, driver of the truck was also injured. Both of them are residents of Purok 4, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija. 

City of Malolos Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) who responded to the incident rushed the victims to Bulacan Medical Center but they were transferred to Paulino J. Garcia Hospital in City of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. 

City of Malolos police chief Col. Andrei Anthony Manglo said in a report that Ronald was driving a Foton truck registered as CAK-1696 when he suddenly fell asleep which caused the vehicle to hit the lower right portion of the concretized arc. 

Police investigator SSgt. Edgar De Jesus told NEWS CORE that the truck loaded with sand came from Capaz, Tarlac and was bound to Cavite. 

The truck is owned by Gregorio Edzon Delos Reyes from Francisco Compound San Antonio Noveleta, Cavite. 

Manglo said they are still assessing the worth of damages in the truck and the arc.