Photo by Miguel de Guzman/STAR

Car narrowly misses getting crushed by truck cargo

It could have been a worse fate for a driver and his sedan after a massive barge slipped from a truck transporting along España Aveñue in Manila early Saturday.

A local police officer was driving his Toyota Vios, which narrowly escaped being crushed after the cargo accidentally slipped from the truck and rested on the rear end of his vehicle.

A backhoe tries to lift the barge that fell on a sedan along España boulevard in Manila on Saturday dawn. The owner of…

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Initial investigation revealed that the barge slid because it lacked restraining chains, making it tip while the truck was crossing the Philippine National Railway (PNR) track on España.

A backhoe tries to lift the barge that fell on a sedan along España boulevard in Manila on Saturday dawn. The owner of the sedan, a local police officer, escaped being flattened by the barge after it slipped due to the lack of restraining chains on the truck while crossing the railroad on España boulevard. | by Miguel de Guzman/STAR

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A back hoe was dispatched later to move the barge. PNR operations resumed more than half an hour after the barge was returned to the truck’s cargo bed around 6:30 a.m.

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