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10 dead after jeepney falls into ravine in Albay

May 21, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) Among those killed are a school principal and a teacher who had just participated at Brigida Eskuwela at Apud Elementary School

CRASH SITE. A jeepney fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay, on May 21, 2019, leaving 6 people dead and 18 other passengers hurt. Photo courtesy of Jeric Bhor

8 killed after passenger-loaded dump truck falls in ravine in Kalinga

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Authorities say 40 passengers were on an Isuzu Elf dump truck to attend a thanksgiving ritual in a nearby village when the incident happened

Cops investigate a car crash site in Tabuk, Kalinga, on April 21, 2019. Photo from PNP Cordillera

5 killed in Batangas road crash

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Two of the fatalities in the San Juan collision are minors

COLLISION. The crash happens in Barangay Laiya-Aplaya in the town of San Juan, Batangas, on January 4, 2019. Photo by Ylou Dagos/Rappler

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Victory bus offers financial help to road crash victims’ relatives

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The financial assistance will cover medical and burial expenses, plus P180,000 cash

DEADLY COLLISION. A motorcycle, tricycle, and bus collide in Sta Cruz, Zambales, on November 17, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Most of the casualties are minors

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Poe's father-in-law injured as car falls off Greenhills parking building

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her father-in-law Teodoro Llamanzares 'has a few fractured ribs and bruises.' No one else is hurt in the incident.

CRASH. The damaged vehicle is shown flipped after it fell from the 3rd story of the Greenhills Promenade car park. Photo from the Philippine National Police

50 killed, 100 burnt in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The accident has occurred on a highway linking the capital Kinshasa to the country's sole port at Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean

What you need to know about road safety, whether you’re a driver or a pedestrian

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:05 PM

3M’s #DriveForRoadSafety advocates for traffic safety and mobility to change and save lives

14 dead after overloaded truck falls into ravine in Kalinga

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 14 people who died in the incident are all senior citizens returning home after getting their monthly stipend from the DSWD's Social Pension Program

OVERLOADED. The crumpled Photo courtesy of BFP Pasil and BFP Balbalan

4 killed in Zambales head-on collision

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The vehicular collision happens along the national highway in Cabangan, Zambales

COLLISION. The scene of the road crash in Cabangan, Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

2 dead after pick-up truck plunges into ravine in Mt. Province

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Driver Charlie Domao-il and passenger Johnson Faroden are both killed when the pick-up truck falls into the ravine. Two other passengers are in critical condition.

7 dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires

COLLISION. A Greyhound Lines Prevost X3-45 #8879, repainted into the latest livery, departs New York City on Schedule 8535. Representative photo from Wikipedia by Adam E. Moreira

Several hurt in Antipolo multiple vehicle crash

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) A dump truck, van, and 6 private vehicles collide around 1:30 pm on Wednesday along Sumulong Highway, near Cloud 9 and Padi's Point

CRASH. Multiple car collision stalls traffic in Sumulong Highway in Antipolo. Photo by Antipolo City government

Colombia says 19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Ecuador's foreign ministry says 23 people were killed in the crash, instead of 24 as previously announced

BUS CRASH. Photo released by the Fire Brigade of Quito showing firefighters working at the scene of an accident where a bus crashed into another vehicle, in the road between Pifo and Papallacta, 30 kilometres east of Quito, leaving at least 24 people dead and 20 injured, on August 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO - Fire Brigade of Quito

1 dead , 2 injured in Zambales road crash

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Lolito Gaoat, 51, security supervisor of a shipping company, dies in a mishap along the national road in San Narciso, Zambales

Bontoc councilor's wife killed in road crash

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Luisa Caowa-ing Pelew, a teacher at Guina-ang Elementary School, is the wife of Bontoc Councilor John Pelew of Radyo Natin Bontoc

Laoag Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas dies in car crash

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) The vice mayor is a nephew of House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

12 killed in Davao del Sur road crash

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Police say a utility van carrying company workers was overspeeding and overshot a curve, hitting a truck which was coming from the opposite direction

48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

May 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

'Evacuation teams are working tirelessly to rescue the injured,' says an Ugandan police spokeswoman

2 dead, 13 hurt in summer trip to Batangas

May 08, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The victims are all residents of Bacoor, Cavite. Five of those injured are minors.

At least 17 injured in Sorsogon car crash

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Responders bring 11 passengers to Sorsogon Provincial Hospital, and 6 passengers to Sorsogon Medical Mission Group Hospital.

Bad luck Friday the 13th? Metro Manila suffers from 30 road crashes in 12 hours

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Metro Manila roads suffered from 30 road crash incidents, involving at least 46 vehicles, according to MMDA

BAD LUCK? MMDA records 30 incidents of road crashes from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday, April 13.

PH having 'hard time' curbing road crash deaths – lawmaker

Apr 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'As of the end of 2016, road crashes kill an average of 31 people a day and is a major cause of death for our youth. This figure shows a 40% increase in the number of deaths compared to 2006,' Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento says at a plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly

ROAD SAFETY. Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento speaks at the 82nd plenary meeting at the United Nations in New York. Screengrab from UN

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

7 killed, 4 hurt in multiple collision in Batangas

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) The driver of a 10-wheeler truck lost control of the wheel and rammed into a parked truck that hit 5 other vehicles, police say

MULTIPLE COLLISION. Police check the site of the multiple collision that killed 7 people on March 28, 2018, in Taal, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Taal PNP

At least 19 dead in Occidental Mindoro bus crash

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:11 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Public transport regulators say they may suspend the franchise of the operator of the bus involved in the incident

BUS CRASH. At least 19 died in a bus crash that happened on Tuesday night, March 20, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. All photos courtesy of Occidental Mindoro PDRRMO and Sablayan MDRRMO

At least 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:03 AM

The bus carrying domestic tourists collide with a motorbike in West Java province

7 Fil-Am doctors, nurses killed in Cebu road crash

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Police say the victims were Filipino Americans from Chicago and New York who were in Cebu to visit tourist spots

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

30 A&B Liner buses suspended after Quezon bus crash

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:21 PM

At least 10 passengers are been injured when an A&B Liner bus fell off a cliff on December 26

SUSPENDED. 30 buses from A&B Liner Inc. have been suspended following the bus crash in Quezon last December 26. Photo from Wikipedia

Holiday rush can lead to road crashes – expert

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Likelihood of road crash incidents is higher during the holidays when commuters flock to certain destinations

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A jeepney ran straight against a bus in Agoo, La Union. Photo from LTFRB

LTFRB suspends 7 Partas buses, 2 jeeps after deadly Christmas Day crash

Dec 27, 2017 - 7:32 PM

(UPDATED) Partas Transportation and the jeepney operator must attend separate LTFRB hearings on January 10

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A Partas bus and a jeepney collide along the national highway in Agoo, La Union, killing 20 people. Photo from Agoo Police

Habal-habal: Understanding the true cost of a cheap ride

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

ACTION PLAN. Transportation officials launched the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan 2017 to 2022.

Schedule of events: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Various events are organized around the Philippines for the World Day of Remembrance

Roads of tech hub Bangalore among India's deadliest

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:50 PM

After 500 people have died so far this year navigating its pockmarked streets, tech hub Bangalore, is now the fourth-deadliest city in India for motorists

DEADLY ROADS. This photograph taken on November 1, 2017 shows auto-rickshaws negotiating their way along a bumpy, unasphalted stretch of road in Bangalore. Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP

2 minors killed in Laoag City head-on collision

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Investigations show that the driver of the Isuzu Crosswind which rammed into a tricycle was under the influence of alcohol

CRASH. A tragic road crash that happened in Laoag City last November 11 took the lives of two minors. File Photo

How the San Mateo road crash left a family broken

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:27 PM

It's been a struggle for the family since Joaquin Nonan earns only a minimum wage, while his wife earns only P5,000 a month

#SaferRoadsPH forum on making Bicol roads safer

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The 4th leg of the caravan will be held at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur on January 24 from 12 pm to 5 pm

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines

At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The crash occurs in the night near the town of Pokrov, some 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of the Russian capital

Your questions about child car seats answered

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Road safety advocates answer concerns on the effectiveness of mandating a child car seat system

CAR SEAT. A child car seat system aims to protect the child by reducing the impact during a crash. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

6 in 10 injured in road crashes are motorcycle riders

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Motorcycle riders have constantly been the top victim of road crash injuries since 2010, according to data from health department

#2030NOW: Why road safety – or the lack of it – is a human rights issue

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'In our country, being one of the low-income countries, road crashes are a major concern. It’s a world health issue,' says Superintendent Oliver Sy Tanseco of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group

HUMAN RIGHTS. Superintendent Oliver Tanseco says road safety is a human rights issue, especially in the Philippines.

Uneven road condition in Isabela caused teenager's death

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The uneven road where the crash happened is a widening project that has been left unfinished since 2016

4 Spanish nationals killed in India road crash

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:09 PM

A minibus carrying 10 Spanish nationals collided with a container truck in Andhra Pradesh state killing 4 of the Spanish visitors including two women and the local driver of the bus

With nearly 5,000 crash incidents, how do we make Iloilo roads safer?

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The province of Iloilo home to 1 81 million people records nearly 5 000 road crash incidents in the first half of 2017

Long way to go for Iloilo City's speeding ordinance

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Iloilo city government temporarily suspends the enforcement of the speed limit ordinance

GUN POINT. Traffic personnel has been using a newly-procured speed gun by the Iloilo City Government to monitor speeding vehicles at the Diversion Road since June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/Rappler

'Distracted driver cost us P300,000 in medical bills' – road crash survivor

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Eufronio Torrado recalls the harrowing crash that left him and his wife with injuries and medical bills amounting to over P300 000

INJURIES. Eufronio Torrado narrates his harrowing experience when he figured in a road crash last January. Rappler photo