1 dead, 12 hurt in multi-vehicular accident on C5 Road; traffic snarled

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C5 ROAD MISHAP View of the multiple collision on the north-bound lane of C5 Road near Market! Market! mall in Taguig City as of 5:10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. MMDA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A motorcycle-rider was killed and eight other persons were injured in an accident involving 11 vehicles on the northbound lane of C5 Road in Makati City on Friday afternoon. (In a radio interview, MMDA’s Romel Prado, however, said at least 12 others were injured in the incident, including several children.)

Motorists were advised to avoid the C5 Road at the Makati and Taguig City boundary and find alternate routes as the traffic on both lanes was snarled by the accident, according to Greg Camacho of the Metrobase of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

Joel Waje, also an MMMDA Metrobase offcer, said the tail-end of traffic gridlock extended from where the accident took place up to the South Luzon Expressway.

Traffic also built up along southbound lane, he said, caused by motorists who slowed down to look at what happened.—

Camacho said the pile-up happened at 2:41 p.m. along C5 Road in Barangay (village) East Rembo in Makati, near the Market!Market! mall in Taguig, before the elevated U-turn slot.

An initial report stated that the accident started when a 16-wheel truck hit four motorcycles traveling on the same lane. Other vehicles involved in the collision were sports utility vehicles.

Camacho said a male motorcycle-rider, identified as James Bond Cuaderno, died on the spot after he was pinned under the wheels of the van.

The eight people injured, whose names were not immediately available, were taken to the Ospital ng Makati for treatment.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQAI5FOTAR2RBE2QLM7F6SJKOY Jun

    damned.. James Bond died…. sinamahan nya si “M”… yep.. spoiler ito.. “M” died na. 

    • MNLFoodcritic

      B w i s i t ka Jun. B w i s i t talaga. Di ko pa napanood eh!!

      • deadlyshooter

        di bale, may sequel daw yon…you only live twice ‘M’….nabuhay muli si ‘M’….hahahahahaha…

    • magiting78

      Isusunod kita ki James Bond itigil mo yang kwento mo wala p ako n bibili pirated DVD hnd ko pa napapanood wala p kc clear copy s Quiapo…lolz

    • indiosbravos2002

      M is a codename. M never dies. Napapalitan lang. Ano ka ba?

  • Hey_Dudes

    Accidents like this happening almost on a daily basis, causing thousands of lives snuffed out,  injuring more  and tying up traffic must be a result of either:  Philippine drivers majority of which are incompetent, not skilled, do not care about safety or worst – completed roads have defects drivers unable to detect until it’s too late?  Have you ever passed by that converging roads near the Magallanes area?  I am glad they decided years ago to block the dangerous portion those coming from Manila en route to South Super Highway tollways.  That was a badly designed interchange.

  • w33k3nd3r

    We have a bigger percentage of drivers who’ve no motorist and courtesy ethics. They drive and think like the road’s all theirs. From the drivers of the biggest trucks down to the motor cycles and EVEN pedestrians. Majority do not observe traffic rules and regulations. Hence, this.

  • $26606290

    Failed brakes was the reported cause. Judging by the photo, I think the driver did his best to stop his vehicle by scraping the concrete structure to his right.

    No amount of skill or road courtesy can prevent this accident. MMDA should investigate the cause of the failed brakes. If it is due to lack of maintenance or overloading then operator and the driver should be held liable.

    MMDA owes this to all motorists risking their lives daily along MMDA’s death lanes….we owe it to James Bond.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      what kind of analysis…. You will never hit any vehicle if you do not run faster than those in front of you (why apply the brakes?). The driver was overspeeding that is why he had to suddenly apply his brakes because either he was sleepy or he miscalculated, and naturally vehicles at the back  also hit him, then a chain reaction. 

      You do not just swerve if there are vehicles approaching. Blame the brakes if they are not running in the same direction. “An initial report stated that the accident started when a 16-wheel truck hit four motorcycles traveling on the same lane”

      “No amount of skill or road courtesy can prevent this accident..” Oh common!…inertia dictates that you cannot come to a full stop in an instant….you will skid or overturn because of the full power of the brakes.

      • dodong1

        OVER SPEEDING, FOLLOWING TO CLOSE, LACK OF TRAINING AND DRIVERS  DISCIPLINE are the common causes of accidents in the roadways in the Philippines..When they have the accidents they always blame “FAILED BRAKES” that is the common excuse of a lot of drivers in the Philippines. They think that the vehicle will stop on a dime.. written rule is you must keep 1 car lenght distance every 10 mile of speed from the vehicle in front of you..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNPXIOVJFKA63HESWAATP62OKA chris

    A lot of Pinoy just don’t know how to drive. They think they can because they are so called “Manila Drivers” and they go to the US and cannot pass the driving test. My friend from Manila  who carries a “PROFESSIONAL DIVERS LICENSE”  has to take the exam 4 times.
     I was amazed when I took a vacation there that nobody is following the rules in the circle, people just transfer lanes without using signal lights, and worst of all, drivers has no respect to pedestrians. Pinoys drivers… in the Phillipines are the worst.

    • dodong1

      They never actually took the written tests or even the driving test..they paid someone to go it for them..that is why they do not have a clue and failed the test 4 times…

  • Rigoberto_Doronila

    It’s everyday that I see trucks, dump trucks, cargo trucks speeding and even overtaking cars at the expressway like NLEX and SLEX. It infuriates me when I see this and sometimes I even give the drivers the finger.
    So they happen to do this also at C5 and EDSA.

    A truck caught speeding should immediately be apprehended and the driver should lose his license. No ifs no buts. Why the special treatment for trucks? Well, because they happen to kill more innocent people when sh1t happens.

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    DWF – Driving While Filipino

  • DannyGane

    Our laws on transportation and the people implementing the law stinks like hell!!!

  • dodong1

    OVER SPEEDING, FOLLOWING TO CLOSE, LACK OF TRAINING AND DRIVERS  DISCIPLINE are the common causes of accidents in the roadways in the Philippines..When they have the accidents they always blame “FAILED BRAKES” that is the common excuse of a lot of drivers in the Philippines. They think that the vehicle will stop on a dime.. written rule is you must keep 1 car lenght distance every 10 mile of speed from the vehicle in front of you..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

      Actually the laws don’t seem exists…one Irish once said while driving in Manila streets – easier to drive here because there are no laws. hahaha

  • ryan andres

    Ex driver ng Philippine Rabbit yung driver ng truck kaya damuho din kung magmaneho

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Almost all Filipino motorists don’t care for their safety and for others’ on the road. Lahat gusto mauna…lahat gusto first honors.

  • superpilipinas

    The driver’s licensing and the vehicle registration system of the Philippines is still in the 1960s.
    It’s easy to get a license even though you’re not good enough to drive. It’s easy to get a vehicle registered even if it is not roadworthy anymore.

    None of the past DoTC  and LTO heads were competent enough to effect any positive change relevant to the above.

  • blainz

    In case anyone is interested in a foreigner’s perspective of Manila traffic, among other things…

    Toughest place to be a bus driver:

    www_youtube_com/watch?v=e_Ht_19N8Uw

  • GaggerAlert

    Such a disaster this is. What’s new sa mga drivers ng mga trucks d2? Parang mga koche sila kung tumulin. Akala ba walang bukas.

    But I couldn’t help noticing the victim’s name: James Bond.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Resulta ng driver’s license na nabibili lang, lousy road, bad drivers, and lack of common sense.

  • gyvv

    Ung mga trucks, dapat may random check ng mga MMDA/Police, kung ung drivers ay may lisensya, minsan pahinante lang yan, at d nagiingat, kasi wala naman alam sa batas ng pagmamaneho at ang responsibilidad na pwede silang makapinsala ng buhay…. tapos pag walang lisensya, ikulong at ipasara ung kumpanya na kumukunsinti.. alam din naman nila!

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