Monday, December 20, 2010
Commonwealth Ave a 'killer highway': police
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City is a “killer highway” because of the number of accidents in the area, police said Monday.
Between 3 to 5 accidents occur in the avenue every day, said police Chief Superintendent Arnold Santiago, Quezon City traffic head.
In December alone, 10 people have died from accidents along Commonwealth Avenue, Santiago said.
The avenue’s wide lanes and the tendency of public utility vehicle drivers to drive fast cause accidents, he said.
Other causes of traffic accidents are lack of street lights on the avenue during night, as well as the lack of signages, absence of motorcycles or bicycle lanes, and lack of warning signs on U-turn slots.
A Makati City regional trial court (RTC) judge and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City before dawn Monday.
Police identified the victims as Makati RTC judge Reynaldo Laygo and his wife, Layla.
Laygo was driving his black Pajero outside Don Jose Subdivision when a Corimba Express Inc. bus rammed the vehicle.