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DID YOU KNOW: 216 deaths in NCR road crashes in 6 months

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System recorded a total of 216 fatalities due to road crashes between January and June this year. Of the total number of persons killed, 111 were drivers, 22 were passengers and 83 were pedestrians. A total of 9,724 nonfatal injuries were also recorded in […]

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Did You Know: Only 57% of buses passed MMDA smoke-belching test

According to the First Quarter Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, 1,882 passenger buses were inspected and tested during the smoke-belching operations of the agency. Of the figure, 1,068 buses passed while 814 others — that, 57 percent passed while 43 percent failed. During the same period last year, 921 vehicles were tested and […]

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Man killed in 18-vehicle pileup in Pasig

A motorcycle rider died while two other people were hospitalized after a driver lost control of his 10-wheel truck which hit a sport utility vehicle, triggering a chain reaction that led to an 18-vehicle pileup. The crash happened at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday on the northbound lane of the C-5 Ortigas flyover in Barangay Ugong, Pasig […]

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Metro traffic becoming health hazard for pinoys—NGO study

Traffic congestion in Metro Manila is now a critical health issue for Filipinos, an environmental group said in a statement on Wednesday. This was revealed by a study conducted by Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK), a non-government organization that advances sustainable development by providing science-based research to policy makers. “Not only is this costing […]

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6 dead, 20 injured in Taytay truck crash

Six people died, including an infant and her mother, while at least 20 others were injured after a trailer truck went wayward and crashed into a row of shops and parked tricycles in Taytay, Rizal province, on Saturday morning. The Taytay police said the 10-wheeler truck (TBP 967) was on Cabrera Road going to Tikling […]

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1 dead, 3 hurt in Payatas road smashup

A man was killed and three others were injured in a four-vehicle collision early Wednesday morning in Payatas, Quezon City. Traffic Sector 5 of the Quezon City Police District identified the fatality as Carlos Arca, 39, who was on a motorbike on Payatas Road around 5:30 a.m. The investigation showed that an Isuzu dump truck, with Roberto Tapang Jr. behind […]

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Riders crushed by truck’s heavy cargo

A warehouse man and his teenage nephew were killed in Antipolo City on Wednesday evening after a trailer truck carrying metal scraps flipped over and crushed them. The bodies of Bobby Pamilar, 38, and Kyle Pamilar, 17, were found hours after during a clearing operation as no one was apparently aware that they were under […]

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‘Breathalyzer for texting’ eyed to combat distracted driving

ALBANY, New York—Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cell phone records showing the driver of the car his son was in […]

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Doctors extract baby from pregnant victim of fatal crash

SINGAPORE — Doctors here extracted a premature baby from a Malaysian victim of a fatal road crash that happened in Jurong West on Saturday. The woman, who has been identified as Goh Chieh Ting, 25, was six months pregnant when she was hit by a lorry while crossing the road, Shin Min Daily News reported on Sunday. She did not respond […]

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Peter Lim’s brother sued for motorcycle rider’s death in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — A criminal complaint was filed on Tuesday against the younger brother of Cebu businessman Peter Lim whose Nissan GT-R sports car rammed a motorcycle and killed its rider at the Archbishop Reyes flyover in Cebu City. The complaint of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property was lodged at the […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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