Skyway counterflow video gets online attention


A 30-second video taken by a car’s dashboard camera has been garnering a lot of views lately on Facebook, and has been reported by some foreign automotive websites. Reportedly taken by Joselino Luna, the beginning shows a smooth drive along the elevated Skyway, northbound near Makati City.

Then the highly improbable happens: a car is rocketing the wrong way, heading south. Ominously, the footage cuts at the point of impact.

The date given for the video was August 23. According to Anna Gamboa of the Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corporation, the incident took place at around 10 am. The car that is heading the wrong way (counterflowing, in local parlance) was a Toyota Corolla Altis. The driver, intending to head south, apparently headed up the wrong ramp, ending up on the northbound side. Thankfully, the incident resulted in only minor injuries, and vehicle damage to both cars, including Luna’s Mazda2. As to why the driver ended up taking the wrong ramp, driving under the influence of alcohol was cited.

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