Skyway accident Manila: Taguig Bus Falls Due to Driver Error

By on Dec 16, 2013 in Asia, Current Events, World Comments
Skyway accident Manila

Skyway accident Manila
Credit: EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

The Manila Skyway accident on Monday morning, December 16, 2013 may have been the result of a driver error. This theory is based on the account of one witness. (Watch the Video update on the Skyway accident in Manila.)

During a radio interview on DZMM, female driver Irene Sisperez explained that the Don Mariano bus overtook her car and was running at full speed before the accident.

Sisperez recounted that the accident happened around 5:15 am. According to the lady driver, the bus may have been running over the Skyway speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour for buses.

The lady driver also pointed out that morning rains may have also triggered the accident.

Railings along the Skyway was broken as it was unable to hold off the rampaging public utility bus.

The latest Skyway incident in Manila reportedly killed over 20 passengers.

Most road accidents in the greater Manila area is blamed on undisciplined bus drivers. Some observers described Manila roads as killer highways due to frequent mishaps.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), tasked to monitor the Metro Manila roads, have recently implemented several measures to control erring bus drivers.

Related articles: Video of the Skyway accident in Manila



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