Sunday, February 12, 2012

News Update Man falls from flyover onto MRT tracks

MANILA, Philippines - A motorcyclist fell from the EDSA-Tramo flyover in Pasay City and landed on the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) at around noon yesterday.
Pasay rescue team leader Rose Bonoan identified the victim through his driver’s license as Oscar Galid, 58, a resident of Puyat Compound in Parañaque City.
“The victim was conscious, but both his hands have fractures and his nose and mouth were bleeding when we arrived,” Bonoan said.
Security guards at the MRT said Galid reeked of alcohol when they found him but rescue workers said they did not smell any alcohol when they administered first aid on the victim. Galid was brought to the San Juan de Dios Hospital for treatment.
Adrian Allanigue of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metrobase said the MMDA’s closed-circuit camera was not able to capture the events prior to the motorcyclist’s fall.
“It appears that he was cruising along the flyover towards the Domestic Road when the accident happened. Fortunately there was no train on the MRT tracks when he landed,” said Allanigue.
Allanigue said the victim’s blue motorcycle (ZK-9583) hit the curved portion of the flyover, causing him to be thrown from the flyover on impact.
Allanigue said the victim’s motorcycle remained on the flyover and was later taken away by the Pasay City’s traffic division.
Allanigue said traffic in the area was snarled for about 30 minutes as rescuers attended to the injured motorcyclist. - By Perseus Echeminada and Mike Frialde