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Filipino bride, 4 others killed in California limousine fire

SAN FRANCISCO—A woman and four members of her bridal shower burned to death in a horrific accident, when their rented limousine caught fire en route to a party in California celebrating her wedding, US media reported Sunday.

The limo driver and four women managed to escape the burning vehicle, but the bride and four of her friends perished in the blaze, news reports said.

“We don’t know what caused the accident yet,” California Highway Patrol Officer James Evans told The San Francisco Chronicle.

“It wasn’t a traffic collision, we do know that, but we are still investigating.”

The Chronicle reported that the woman for whom the bridal shower was thrown had recently married and had planned to return to her native Philippines for another ceremony next month.

But for unknown reasons, the party-bound vehicle—which was en route to a wedding shower in nearby Foster City—burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge, just south of San Francisco.

The dead women, all in their 30s and 40s, included newlywed Neriza Fojas, 31, of Fresno, according to the Chronicle, which quoted the deceased woman’s sister.

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  • $18209031

    Hindi bale, basta Indian ang may ari, madaling kausapin yan sa settlement. But if they refused to admit fault, sue them . Nothing like this should have had happened. It was a pleasure ride with friends. That limou should have been in top shape inorder to run a limou business. Safety is paramount as it involves the lives of people.
    Sue the Indian azzes !! If it was a leaky fuel line that caused the explosion, then they are liable. If the company skimmed on maintenance then thats the reason why. Why was there no emergency exit? There were nine professional ladies as passengers. Why was the driver too dang slow to respond? Smoke means fire. And fires , kills !! Mukhang walang tamang training itong driver in emergency response.

  • PurpleDaisy13

    Orville Brown, the limo driver, must be one of the biggest morons for admitting the following statement in public after it has been reported that 9 passengers exceeds the maximum 8-passenger occupancy rules for the limo:

    “a limo could hold more than that, to be honest with you. I don’t make the rules I’m just a driver.” – Orville Brown, limo driver.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000541646802 Bella Baird

    Why has this limo. driver not been drug tested as is normal in these cases? Why because he is black thats why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000541646802 Bella Baird

    All drivers who hold a commercial lic. have to be drug tested when in a accident of any kind. I hold a commercial. I m the husband of Bella who was good friends and worked with the now deceased. The media is already protecting this man because he is black. Its as simple as that. Racist you call me because of the facts? Go ahead.

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