Pinoy hurt, recuperating in SF after Friday the 13th road crash
A Filipino was hurt and is now recuperating following a Friday the 13th road accident in San Francisco, an online report said.
Luther Canga was with his brothers Martin and Virgil in their car when it figured in a three-vehicle collision along Union Square, a busy shopping district in San Francisco, according to a report on SF Gate.
Aside from Luther, 19 others were hurt in the accident, seven of them critical, the report said.
Citing Virgil, the SF Gate report said the brothers were in their BMW when it was rammed by a car that was hit by a careening double-decker tour bus.
It said Luther was flung "like a rag doll" at the back seat, and had to be extricated by rescue workers and put on a stretcher. He was rushed to the St. Francis Hospital.
Virgil said he was told by the doctors that Luther "would be OK."
Despite the accident and the ominous date, Virgil said they still consider themselves lucky.
"We survived," he told SFGate. "That's the way I look at it."
An Associated Press report said California regulators are already investigating whether the tour bus, owned by tour company City Sightseeing, was properly registered with state authorities.
Citing the California Public Utilities Commission, the report said the bus appears not to have been registered with the agency as required. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News