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Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 15:49:00 02/19/2011 Filed Under: Accidents (general), Road Accidents, Transport,Road Transport

1.3 million: Estimated number of people who die each year due to road traffic accidents worldwide, according to the World Health Organization?s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2009. 14,847: Total number of vehicular accidents in PH from January to October 2010, according to the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group. 719: Total number of vehicular accidents in the country due to drunk driving from January to October 2010, according to the same report. 380: Total number of fatal road accidents in Metro Manila last year, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) 2010. 33.75: Percentage of the total fatal accidents in Metro Manila that involved motorcycles, the highest fatality accident rate among vehicles (MMARAS 2010). 115: Average number of deaths due to vehicle crashes in the US per day in 2005. 16,000: Estimated number of road fatalities in the US that were likely caused by texting while driving between 2002 and 2007, according to a study by the American Journal of Public Health. 6,246: Total number of car theft incidents in the Philippines from January to September 2010, according to the PNP. 1,278: Total number of car theft incidents in Metro Manila, the highest among all regions of the country according to the PNP. Compiled by Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research Sources: MMARAS 2010 by MMDA Road Safety Unit (RSU) and Traffic Operations Center (TOC), World Health Organization, PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management,,, PDI Archives

Thirteen of the passengers suffered cuts and bruises and were taken to a nearby hospital. The car swerved to the right side of the road and flipped over several times before it hit the wall of the Bank of the Philippine Island’s parking area around 3 a. He died on the spot as a result. He was dressed in a white shirt and denim jeans. killing the driver and his passenger. told investigators that he lost control of the vehicle after he tried to avoid another bus. Wednesday. Syriel Gupa. the conductor of a Cher bus was killed while 13 passengers were injured when the vehicle rammed the railings of the flyover at the corner of Quezon Avenue on the southbound lane of Edsa around 2 a. who was thrown out of the door after the vehicle hit the flyover railings. who has yet to be identified. serious physical injury and damage to property against him. His companion. June 27th. Pulan was taken into custody by policemen who will file charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide. the bus fell onto its side and landed on the conductor. Carvajal Philippine Daily Inquirer 10:38 pm | Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook . Cuaresma said that based on the statements of witnesses. The bus driver who was identified by the police as Anastacio Pulan. Due to the impact. at least 5’6” in height. with fair complexion and of medium build. was described by the police as between 25 and 30 years old. 38.m.3 dead in 2 QC vehicular accidents By Nancy C.inquirer.m. Read more: http://newsinfo. 2012 4 994 15 Three men were killed in two accidents which occurred within an hour of each other before dawn Wednesday in Quezon City. Based on a traffic report. The passenger bus (TWU 291) was bound for Makati City at the time of the accident. An hour after the accident on Edsa. the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle after he avoided a speeding motorcycle. Senior Police Officer 2 Jon Cuaresma of Quezon City traffic sector 1 identified the driver of the Honda Civic (TER 520) as Michael Angelo Sy. 60. according to Quezon City traffic investigator Lerma Villadolid. a car smashed into the wall of a bank’s parking area on Quezon Avenue.