No overtaking on a double yellow line road. Counterflowing on a blind corner/curve could lead to a serious accident.
A certain Roman Santos posted the said video on YouTube on February 15, 2016. He wrote that the incident happened at the Marcos Highway Flyover. The video’s timestamp shows the date at February 13, 2016 and the time starting from 9:49.
It was also posted by Top Gear Philippines, giving credit to one Leo Kimbungan as the source of the dash-cam video.
In the one-minute, four-second video, it can be seen that a Mitsubishi Adventure overtook the other vehicles on the right lane, and used the left lane designated for the vehicles traversing in the opposite direction.
The vehicle collided with the fast-approaching motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle immediately flew in the air. His helmet detached from his head upon hitting the oncoming vehicle.
Another motorcycle rider, who happened to pass by, approached the scene. The driver of the Mitsubishi also alighted and went to the motorcycle driver lying on the ground.
Carlo Bueno, who is apparently a staff at Baguio General Hospital where the driver was brought said that the motorcycle survived the mishap and only sustained an open arm fracture.
The video has amassed over 1 million views and almost 30, 000 shares as of press time.
The Automobile Association of the Philippines reminded motorists about a double solid yellow line marking that can be seen on the road. A solid yellow line that marks the center of the road seperates the traffic traveling in opposite directions. Overtaking is permitted in one direction only.
According to Santos and the other netizens who commented on the video, the motorcycle had no fault here. It’s the driver of the other vehicle who had a mistake.
Here’s the video:
Marcos highway flyover, baguio cityFeb 13, 2016 9:49 amFatal accident...Correction: RIDER SURVIVED. Credits to the owner of the vid...Posted by Roman Nuki Santos on Monday, February 15, 2016