BUT the unvarnished fact is that road accidents occur too frequently and kill too many people to be dismissed as mere flukes or confluences of unfortunate events.
Data from the World Health Organization show that traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death due to injury in the Philippines. In 2011, according to records gathered by HealthJustice Philippines, there were 8,175 reported cases of fatalities due to traffic accidents. Worldwide, roadside accidents are the leading cause of injury-related deaths.
Too few roads and too many vehicles make for congested conditions of driving, short-tempered drivers, reckless pedestrians, helpless passengers, and situations ripe for any number of collisions, and yes, even buses falling from above. “No destination is more important than the safety of everyone on the road,” reminds HealthJustice.