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EIGHT vehicles got tangled in a vehicular accident at Marcelo Fernan Bridge downhill at the Mandaue City side at 3 pm Saturday.

Glenn Antigua, head of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said a cargo truck owned by Vic Enterprises that came from Lapu-Lapu City and sped downhill towards UN Avenue in Mandaue City allegedly lost its brakes and rammed into a taxi, two other small trucks and three taxis.

One of the taxis rammed into an opposite lane and hit a motorcycle. The vehicles blocked the lane going to Mandaue City and the opposite lane, stalling traffic.

 

The build up of vehicles in Lapu-Lapu City even reached the airport and as far as barangay Buaya. Other vehicles were diverted to the old bridge.

Mandaue City traffic personnel closed the lane going to Lapu-Lapu City to allow vehicles to exit Lapu-Lapu City.


Photos and More: http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/94072/eight-vehicles-in-collision-stall-traffic-at-fernan-bridge#ixzz49MQgw5Y1 
 

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Goetz1965

The following consists of dark sarcasm. Continue reading on your own risk !  

Isn't "No maintenance" a criminal offence ... so with Duterte now they should kill the owner of those trucks "loosing its brake" ....

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miles-high

The following consists of dark sarcasm. Continue reading on your own risk !  

 

Isn't "No maintenance" a criminal offence ... so with Duterte now they should kill the owner of those trucks "loosing its brake" ....

It is easier to "kill" all those vehicles 5 years or older... Destroy them, dump them in the Cebu City/Mactan channel to reclaim the entire Cebu Bay, thus no bridge would be needed... Auto manufacturers make more money, new car dealers make more money, more employment in the auto sector, far less traffic congestion anywhere in the Philippines, people get cleaner air, people get safer cars, less traffic accidents, etc., etc. It's a win-win situation for all... :)

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Soarking

allegedly lost its brakes and rammed into a taxi, two other small trucks and three taxis.

 

allegedly lost its brakes.

 

That is if the truck had brakes in the first place.

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It's a win-win situation for all... :)

Well...all but those who have to buy new vehicles or lose their livelihoods.

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SkyMan

It is easier to "kill" all those vehicles 5 years or older... Destroy them, dump them in the Cebu City/Mactan channel to reclaim the entire Cebu Bay, thus no bridge would be needed.

No way you'd ever get 5 years through.  Too many voters would throw a fit.  You might start with 35 years and then decrease that 2 years annually for 10 years to bring it down to 15 but less than that would be tough.  Slow increments would allow them to monitor the effects and would only piss off a small percentage of voters.  

Auto manufacturers make more money, new car dealers make more money, more employment in the auto sector

There are no Philippine Auto Manufacturers so that's not an RP benefit. And as for dealers, their sales and therefore employment would go to about zero.  Who would buy a car knowing it came with a 5 year expiration and zero resale value? 

far less traffic congestion anywhere in the Philippines, people get cleaner air, people get safer cars, less traffic accidents, etc., etc. It's a win-win situation for all...

With everyone walking because no one has a car they'd have all kinds of health benefits.  Taxi rates would skyrocket too.

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thebob

I didn't read anything about the truck being old. Just that it was speeding and the driver "claimed" that he lost his brakes.

 

Taking "old" vehicles off the road isn't the answer, taking poorly maintained ones off the road is.

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Oh joy oh joy life in the big city.   Hope no one had plans in Cebu Today

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RogerDat

Vic trucks are heavy steel and cement transports, they speed every where and if he was coming back in the afternoon, he was probably flying, and going down hill. The truck does not look too bad, the taxi is toast, I guess he was sliding and almost stopped. Was any one hurt badly or killed?

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musicman666

You just know that truck was speeding like they all do down that long bridge decline....probably the highlight of their day.

 

But the other way around up the incline these trucks often break down....

 

They should put speed bumps down that whole section with warning signs to watch out for them....

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and if he was coming back in the afternoon, he was probably flying, and going down hill.
Good thing it didn't happen going the other way when he was loaded.
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