Tricycle vs truck on Kamias: 2 hurt

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HANG ON! A man (right) assures two vehicular crash victims pinned under a truck on Kamias Road, Quezon City, that help is underway. JOSEPH VOLTAIRE CONTRERAS

Speeding. Overtaking a bigger vehicle. Running counterflow.

These risky moves by a tricycle driver reportedly caused his vehicle to collide with a six-wheel truck on Kamias Road, Quezon City, around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving him and his female passenger severely injured.

The Quezon City Police District’s Traffic Sector 3 said Carlo Datalio, 20, and Kimberly Balenzogan, 16, remained in critical condition at East Avenue Medical Center following the incident. Romeo Gutierrez, the driver of the truck marked “MBT Gravel & Sand,” surrendered to authorities.

Footage from a security camera installed on one of the establishments along Kamias showed that the tricycle tried to overtake a jeepney and took up a lane in the opposite direction, where it was hit by the truck near the corner of Kasing-kasing street.

The impact was so strong that it tore the sidecar from the motorbike.

Datalio and Balenzogan, along with parts of the bike, ended up pinned right under the truck.

For about half an hour they bled and could not move. Rescuers had to use special equipment to lift the truck before their bodies were pulled loose.

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  • Mamang Pulis

    aw sheet!

  • andresa igbac

    OMG. hope they will be okay. sandamakmak po talaga na tricycle drivers ang di marunong sumunod sa batas. hindi hinuhuli. same with private motorcycles. ang hihilig pa takpan ng motor nila yong pedestrian lane while red light is on. 

  • bogli_anakdami

    buti nga!

  • Ryan Yturriaga

    I am always wondering why even if it is VERY OBVIOUS that the driver of the truck is NOT in fault, to surrender to authorities? Eto nanaman ang “reckless imprudence resulting to whatever” 

  • Immortal

    Lagot ang truck driver! Makukulong sya ng walang sala. 

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Kasalanan ng truck driver yan. Hindi covered ng anu-mang batas trapiko ang mga trike driver. 

    • bagombong

       Pare, paano kung ikaw ang nasa sitwasyon ng truck driver, would you accept na kasalanan mo rin ang cause ng accident even you’re driving in your right lane? gusto bang kasuhan ka sa katangahan ng ibang driver at alam mong matino kang mag-drive sa kalsada? palagay ko di mo ma-accept na kasalanan mo rin…stupid law that we have …or yun police ba ay may alam sa batas..ang batas ba sa atin ay ” any car crosses on a divided or solid lane and if an  accident accord , both drivers are in fault..” ganito ba ang sinasabi ng batas natin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/25A7RL6OZ7JWSTMRQE2NQSK4UQ dd

    I watched the news about this accident and saw the video clip of the tricycle overtaking on the opposit lane and ramming the truck.  What I do not understand is why the truck driver was handcuff and arrested and charged with the accident.  Did the reporter make a mistake and that it should be the tricycle driver who should be charged with recless driving?  

    • kawawang_bansa

      di ko ma-gets ang batas na ito…dati sa bandang tondo, naglaro ang bata sa kalsada, biglang tumawid at hindi hindi na napansin ng drayber ng trak…patay ang bata…huli ang drayber, reckless driving daw…dapat sa batas na ito ay pag-aralan muli…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    napatunayaan ng tricycle driver na mas matibay ang truck kaysa yon tricycle niya sa banggaan

  • WeAry_Bat

    The truck driver had stopped but could not swerve as there were vehicles behind and on the opposite lane.  The tricycle driver did not respect the solid white line between two lanes. 

    The sudden brake threw off the female passenger first then on impact, the driver.  It is highly possible both were not wearing helmets.  It seems there is no law for tricycle drivers to wear helmets, or their back passengers on the bike.

    The video did not have a running time so it is difficult to approximate the speeds of both vehicles.  One

    Five years later, the tricycle driver obtained the license to drive again.  But thankfully, the doctors castrated the driver so he was docile and would not bear genetically-same road maniacs again, like showing off to a sexy female passenger.

    • Mamang Pulis

      tanggapin natin ‘dre—-walang disiplina talaga ang mga tricycle driver.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RBNQXIIH62EZVJOBL4NHFN2QX4 Errol Hordan

    Truck driver should be absolved.  Tricycle go to restricted streets because authorities are not making any apprehensions.  Tricycles now are swarming along west avenue, quezon ave, and EDSA (U-turn slot after munoz / before SM) as well.  Next time, it will be normal to see tricycle all over.  Sayang taxpayers money if this driver maniacs roam along the streets.  Paano kung ang nabangga nila e tao at hindi truck???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

    kung ang nakabanggaan kaya ng maniac na tricycle driver ay BMW or Lexus or Volvo, kakasuhan at poposasan din kaya ang driver? Ano po sa palagay nyo? Kakasuhan din ng ‘reckless imprudence’ due to being in the path of a stupid driver?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

       naunahan mo ako. is there any ruling in Philippine jurisprudence or police SOP with regards to this? i meant the real SOP hindi iyung investigation for the purpose of getting lagay.

    • bagombong

       you are right, hindi ko ma get ang kaso ng truck driver, stupid law, maliwanag na nasa kabilang lane ang tricylce pero kakasuhan din daw yun truck driver for what…he is in his lane, may divider ang kalsada at solid lane that means anyone crosses in that lane is a violation and if accident happened, no fault yun nasa right lane…it’s because of the stupidity of the tricycle driver pati truck driver kakasuhan..who is stupid in this case…

  • gyvv

    …wala talagang depensa sa trycycle na may inutil na driver…

  • $8278216

    Mga hambog at akala ng karamihan ng tricycle drivers pag aari nila ang kalsada kung mag pagpaharorot, kitang – kita sa cctv na kasalanan ng tricycle, pag nabuhay sya dapat ikulong agad.

  • nel

    Tricycle vs Truck—-not good bow.

  • 3Jomari3

    Tricycles and and auto traffic should not be allowed to share driving space. This is the only way to prevent counter flows, overtaking, and reckless tricycle driving. Making a living will just cause more lives and limbs. No rocket science. Calling traffic enforcers!!! 

  • bagombong

    If the truck driver will be charged in this accident, our traffic law is freak, it is clear that there is a divider lane and anyone crosses that lane is a clear violation lane and if accident happened the opposite lane has no fault, kahit dito sa America no charged to be given sa nasa right lane…I saw this news even the video how the tricycle take the other lane to overtake the car in front, but I heard also that the truck driver will be charged …my question is for what…crazy road law..every time an accident happened even the other car not in fault still they charged them, it’s a crazy law that we have…sa US if you bump a car in front of you even the car in front did a sudden brake that is why you hit him, still your fault, the reason is , you’re driving to close, dito tail gating a car in front of you is a violation, a ticket is given, dahil tail gating is a source of accident too.

  • bagombong

    alam ba ng mga traffic enforcer o police natin ang mga batas trapiko..ang batas ba sa atin ay ” any type of vehicles crosses on a divided or solid lane and if an  accident accord , both drivers are in fault..” ganito ba ang sinasabi ng batas natin.Kasi , balita ko kakasuhan din ang truck driver kahit kitangkita ang ginawang counter flow ng tricycle driver..ngayon ko lang nalaman is not a good place to drive ang Pinas..laon na kung kagaya namin na magbabakasyon lang at mangyari ang ganitong sitwasyon, galing ka sa lugar na ang batas ay iba sa atin..kasi pag-dito sa US yan…siguradong wala kang kaso at hindi ka poposasan, base sa posisyon ng mga sasakyan , kita agad ng police na wala sa tamang lane ang isang sasakyan…kagaya ng sabi ko, na-bump mo sa likod ang sasakyan at mag-reason ka bigla kasi huminto yan kaya nabunggo ko sa likod…huwag ka ng magsalita dahil kasalanan mo pa rin…kung di ka masyadong malapit sa kanya di mo mababangga..meron kang time to brake..di ba..

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