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Bride-to-be, 12 others killed in 'pamamanhikan' truck mishap

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) After 'pamamanhikan,' a bride-to-be and 12 of the groom's friends and relatives die in a Camarines Sur truck accident

CRASHED. Bodies of dead and injured passengers scatter around the battered truck in San Fernando, Camarines Sur. Photo from Bicol Region police

3 die in road crashes in Ilocos provinces

May 29, 2019 - 2:17 PM

But a motorcycle rider in La Union narrowly escaped from being crushed by beer delivery truck. Watch it here.

Driver of rented van on his phone before fatal crash in Negros Oriental

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Two survivors say the driver was on his phone moments before their van swerved to the opposite lane and was slammed by a cargo truck

The road crash in Zamboanguita town, Negros Oriental on Friday, March 1, has claimed the lives of 6 people including 5 students./Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

7 killed in Negros Oriental road crash

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Six of those killed are students who were on their way home when their public utility van collided with a truck

ROAD ACCIDENT. The road crash in Zamboanguita, Negros Orienta,l on March 1, 2019, killed 6 people, including 5 students. Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

Miracle baby survives unhurt after going under moving train

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Baby girl in India falls onto railways tracks moments before a train passes, but miraculously escapes without an injury

This screengrab taken from a video shot on November 20, 2018 and provided by NNIS shows a baby girl next to train tracks at the train station in Mathura in India's Uttar Pradesh state. An Indian baby who was dropped onto railway tracks moments before a train barrelled through the station has escaped unscathed. NNIS / AFP

Hit-and-run driver kills teen in Benguet

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Police have asked the public to help them track down the jeepney driver behind the incident

GONE TOO SOON. Grade 10 student Jordan King Barlaan Peralta. Photo from the Facebook page of Jordan King Barlaan Peralta

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

6 dead, including 3 kids, in Davao del Sur road crash

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A passenger bus slams into a tricycle in Digos City, killing the trike driver, his wife, 3 children, and father-in-law

DEADLY ROAD MISHAP. The Mindanao Star bus that figured in a road mishap that killed all passengers of a tricycle in Digos City on November 14, 2018. Photo by Bien Abanos

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

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

George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash - media

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The actor has been taken to a hospital for treatment after hurting his leg

US actor George Clooney speaks after receiving the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Diego Loyzaga denies attacking Grab Car vehicle while drunk

Jun 17, 2018 - 10:20 PM

A Grab Car driver accuses actor Diego Loyzaga of attacking and kicking his vehicle while drunk

Tesla in autonomous mode hits parked police car

May 30, 2018 - 12:32 PM

'When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times,' says a Tesla spokeswoman

TESLA. A Tesla Model S P100D in Ludicrous Mode is shown during a speed test against Faraday Future's FF 91 prototype electric crossover vehicle (not shown) during the FF 91's unveiling Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Beijing says 32 Chinese tourists killed in North Korea bus accident

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) The ministry provided few details but China's state broadcaster CGTN tweets that more than 30 people died when a tour bus fell from a bridge in North Korea. The tweet is later deleted.

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

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

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

20 killed in Christmas Day road crash in La Union

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A Partas bus and a private jeep collide along a national highway. Among the casualties are at least 3 minors, including a 5-month-old.

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

Truck falls over, kills family of 4 in Bago City

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The victims are on their way home to La Carlota City when the truck full of sugarcane falls on their vehicle

Motorcycle-riding teenagers die in Ifugao crash

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Police bring Christian Jacob dela Cruz and Guillermo Sayo to the hospital, but they are declared dead on arrival due to head injuries

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

#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

2 dead, 4 injured as truck falls on shanties under Manila bridge

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The 20-foot container van going Sta Mesa loses its brakes along the Zamora Interlink Bridge

TRUCK MISHAP. Rescue workers at the scene of a truck that fell off a bridge in Pandacan, Manila. Photo by Miguel Antonio de Guzman

LIVE: #SaferRoadsPH on making Iloilo roads safer

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Sign up if you want to join the SaferRoadsPH activity at the Nursing Review Center University of San Agustin in Iloilo City on July 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm

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

Deadly highways: What makes Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash related deaths in 2014 but if numbers are divided by population Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash prone

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Region 2 is the most affected population in road crashes.

HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City on June 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Photo courtesy of BlueInk.News

LTO to push for stricter driver's license exams

May 14, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Land Transportation Office LTO is adding a driver s simulation test into the driver licensing system on top of the usual written exam and practical test

'I was lucky I wore a seatbelt' – crash survivor

May 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Einstein Rojas narrates how he survived a crash with a container van back in 2012

SURVIVOR. Einstein Rojas of New Vois Association Philippines shared in a Rappler roundtable on road safety his story.

Motorcycle riders can't wear helmets in some parts of Bulacan?

May 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Motorcycle riders are supposedly asked to remove their helmets when they enter Malolos City and neighboring Baliuag town

No helmets allowed in Malolos, Bulacan?

Beer truck topples over along Olongapo highway

May 12, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Some residents say it is the 4th vehicle crash incident along the National Highway since road construction started

TOPPLED OVER. A trailer truck containing cases of beer toppled along a national highway in Olongapo City Friday afternoon, May 12. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

JV Ejercito bills seek to stop repeat of Nueva Ecija bus incident

May 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator JV Ejercito hosts the forum Seats that Saves Lives in the Senate and pushes for bills to fill gaps in existing laws on road safety

11 South Korean, Chinese children die in China bus crash

May 09, 2017 - 5:48 PM

UPDATED Local authorities say the children were aged between 3 and 6 and attended a South Korean international school in the city of Weihai Shandong province

#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?

May 08, 2017 - 2:44 PM

On May 8 Rappler together with the Campaign for Tobacco free Kids is launching a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City

MAPPED: Danger zones in Metro Manila roads

May 06, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Do you know the crash prone areas in Metro Manila?

ROAD DESIGN? Several crashes occurred at C5/Bayani Road/Tinga Ave. Interchange. Screengrab from Google Maps

WATCH: How do we prevent road traffic crashes?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:02 PM

According to the World Health Organization road tragedies are predictable and preventable

'Several factors' behind Nueva Ecija bus crash – road safety advocate

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says the condition of the road driver and vehicle may have been contributory factors behind the deadly bus crash in Nueva Ecija

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Bus in Nueva Ecija crash overloaded

Apr 19, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The Leomarick Trans minibus carried 77 passengers far more than its 45 person capacity says Senior Superintendent Antonio Yarra Nueva Ecija police chief

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan

Deaths in Nueva Ecija bus crash rise to 31

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:57 AM

3rd UPDATE 46 people are still being treated in different hospitals in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya with 4 of them in critical condition

7 dead in drunk driving crash in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:00 AM

UPDATED The truck driver involved in the crash who was visibly drunk as he was arrested claims he cannot remember what happened

Drunk driving suspect Freddie Talisayan (right) and his brother Felix Talisayan at the Cugman Police Staion. it was freddie who was driving his brother's assigned truck who plowed through four vehicles in a ln almoat 3 kilometers drunk driving road rage sunday night. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

India's highways run dry after court liquor ban

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Liquor shops are now banned from operating within a range of 500 meters from India s highways where 17 traffic accident deaths occur every hour

LIQUOR BAN. LIQUOR BAN. India's ban on liquor shops along highways takes effect April 1. Photo from Wikipedia.

11 dead in Zambales road accident

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:54 PM

UPDATED Two of those who died after a Goldilocks truck and a barangay multi cab collided in Botolan town were children

Driver killed, 27 hurt in Nueva Vizcaya bus crash

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The commuter bus came from Sampaloc Manila and was headed to Maddela town in Quirino province say police

BUS CRASH. Authorities at the site of a bus crash in Nueva Vizcaya on February 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of PNP-Solano

Road Traffic Fatalities on the Rise

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

#SaferRoadsPH campaign promotes road safety policies, information, and news for road users. Road crash incidents are no accidents. They can be prevented.

Isabela town mayor killed in car accident

Dec 16, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Palanan Mayor Rodolfo Bernardo Jr is proclaimed dead on arrival at the hospital while 3 of his companions are hurt

CAR ACCIDENT. Photo shows the Toyota Fortuner that Palanan Mayor Rodolfo Bernardo Jr and 3 others rode in. It tumbled 5 meters on the road before crashing into an irrigation canal. Photo courtesy of Angie Sagucio