Publications and news sites have reported on the recent Tagaytay crash which involved 6 minors driving a Toyota Vios which was accelerating fast, went wayward and crashed on the opposite lane onto a tree.
There have been conflicting reports: One report says that the car bursted into flames upon impact, another report from the Cavite Police director said that they tried to rescue the passengers but then the car exploded but witnesses claim that there was no fire initially and that the police left the scene after the crash.
GMA News reported “The car burst into flames upon impact.”
Philippine Star also reported on the incident quoting Sr. Supt. Eliseo Cruz, Cavite police director, He said
“Elements of the Silang Police Community Precinct, who were first on the scene, together with officials of Barangay San Jose and the Tagaytay rescue team tried to rescue the passengers but the car exploded.”
Later on a Facebook post emerges of a first hand witness driving along Tagaytay, saw a car which crashed into a tree, without fire.
The photo shows that the car was not on fire
Another witness (Den Castillo) recounts what happened and expressed her dismay at how slow the reponse was, even that the police left the scene to “personally report” on the incident instead of using a radio for faster communication
Screencap from Den Castillo’s Facebook post
Photo of Den Castillo, 2nd witness
“This was taken upon our arrival. Kalahati na ng kotse yung may apoy. Walang tao. Lalong walang pulis.”
Why do you think the police had to leave the scene?