Crazy Jeepney Attempts to Beat Red Light, Flips Over Ambulance
What do you get when you mix a speeding Jeepney full of passengers, and a counter-flowing ambulance? Perhaps the worst-looking vehicular accident in the Philippines you’ve seen online.
The video is a sign of how online the Philippines is becoming, since it was sourced from the Facebook profile of Barangay East Rembo, Pasig City. Even Barangays (the most basic administrative unit in the Philippines) already have their own Facebook accounts?
For those who can’t watch the video now: as a yellow ambulance zoomed across an intersection, having counter-flowed to bypass traffic along J.P. Rizal Extension, it was rammed on the right side towards the rear by a speeding Jeepney full of passengers. The impact made the ambulance fishtail, hit the center island and roll over to its left side, destroying a traffic light post nearly crushing two people riding on a motorcycle.
Who’s at fault? Ambulances have right of way if they’re responding to emergencies or delivering passengers. But to be fair the Jeepney didn’t beat the red light. It would’ve made it past the crossing before the light turned red if it didn’t bump the Jeepney, and even if the traffic light turned yellow before it crossed the intersection it was already too late to stop. Maybe the video is a lesson to all drivers that no matter how clear an intersection seems, you should at least slow down before crossing it?
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