Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fatal vehicular accidents/images that remind us to be careful and that biking can be dangerous and to support legislation for bike safety law

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 21, 2016

We are haunted and disturbed by some news published at FB and RBP about several vehicular accidents:

1.   A rider was bumped by speeding vehicle at EDSA Shaw at the underpass and he had twisted knee and legs;  he survived though.

2. An accident in Sucat where a rider and his bike were pinned by a closed van vehicle.  RIP daw.

3.  And recently in Angono, at Mahabang Parang, a newbie rider surnamed Arambulo from Baytown was walking up his bike at steep portion of Mahabang Parang.  He was bumped by a speeding Meralco subcontractor (they come from Angono)  He was rushed to Rodriguez Medical Center in Marikina city.  He died as he suffered massive trauma/hemorrhage at the liver heart and other parts of the body. He, according to the mds had no chance of survival

mga ka RBP, katulad ko, isang newbie biker ang kinakapatid kong si ELjay BRyle ARambulo. nabunggo sya kaninang hapon ng JB truck subcon ng Meralco paahon ng Mahabang Parang Angono Rizal. akay akay na nya paakyat ang kanyang bike ng bungguin sya sa likod ng truck. sa kasawiang palad namatay sya ngayong gabi sa Amang Rodriguez Hospital sa Marikina. ayon sa autopsy report, nadurog daw po ang kanyang atay at nagka hemorrhage ang kanyang puso at baga sa sobrang lakas ng pagkabangga. sana mabigyan natin ng tulong ang kanilang pamilya kahit man lamang sa panalangin. Ride Safe everyone. lagi tayong magtagubilin sa Panginoon sa tuwing tayo ay papadyak. MY CONDOLENCES TO Arambulo FAMILY.

Diyan pa naman ako madalas magpractice ng hill climb.!!!

And then we read that the motorists are critical of the "road sharing" with MV.  A motorist asks if we pay the road user tax. No we dont.  So what is the quarrel about sharing the road.  They are the king of the road.  So they wont share this with pedestrian?  Ayon kaya ni aywa tumigil sa pedestrian lane

Please support  the Bicycle act of 2011 which promotes safety  of bicycle rider passed by fmr Senator Manuel Villar (still a bill)

Support moves/legislation that promote Biker's Safety  Baka naman marami ang bikers mag signature campaign tayo. or sumali sa signature campaign


In Memoriam -  they should not have died in vain.  It should awaken our country's leadership not to let this happen again.

+Alfredo "Mang Padi" Padilla+
> 70 year old Senior Citizen Construction Worker
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
June 18, 2010 - Crushed to Death by a 18 Wheeler Trailer Truck
along United Nations Avenue in Pandacan, Malate, Manila
+Jojie Puricallan+
> 43 year old Construction Worker, Father of 2
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
November 17, 2012 - Crushed to Death by a 10 Wheel Dump Truck
along San Mateo Avenue, Bgy. Paraiso, Ampid, Rizal

+Romy Taberna+
> 62 year old Retired A.F.P. Soldier & Farmer
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
May 20, 2014 - Killed by an Unknown Vehicle, Hit & Run
along the National Highway in Nueva Vizcaya Province.

+Fernando Edufando Garol+
> 55 year old Part time Bicycle Messenger, Father of 6
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
April 10, 2015 - Pinned to Death by a out of control Jeepney
along the Killer Highway of Sumulong in Antipolo City.

+Freddie Jagonda+
> 44 year old Part time All Around Utility Laborer, Father of 3
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
April 20, 2015 - Killed by a Public Transport Bus
along the C3 Highway & 6th Avenue in Caloocan City.

+Benito "Mang Bogs" Paclibar+
> 58 year old full time Businessman, Father of 3
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
April 21, 2015 - Killed by a Public Transport Bus
along the Commonwealth Killer Highway in Quezon City.

+Nestor Patria+
> 45 year old full time School Janitor, Father of 2
> Friend, Fellow Biker and Comrade Advocate
April 29, 2015 - Killed by an out of control Trailer Truck
along the Dagat-dagatan Agora Highway in Navotas City.

+Chirstopher Jose Dalisay Luis+
> 38 year old Business Process Outsourcing Team Leader
> A father of a 5 year old son, Daily Bicycle Commuter
> Despite his options for Motorized Transport, he has
bravely chosen to Bike-to-Work as a Commitment
in support of Health & Environment Principles
September 23, 2015 - Killed by an out of control SUV
along Macapagal Highway, Pasay City while he was
on his way to his BPO Office for the despida prepared
for his supposed last day on the job.

+Lorelie Cruz Melevo+
> 30 year old freelance MLM Sales Partner
> A Single Mother / Solo Parent of a
8 year old daughter & a 5 year old son
> An Irregular & Basic Bicycle User in Marikina
January 05 2016 - Killed & Crushed by a 10 Wheeler
Garbage Dump Truck (Cainta Government) despite standing
on a marked Pedestrian Crossing & painted Bicycle Lane.
She was going home after bringing her youngest son to school.



The sheer burden of Anti-Poor Living Conditions in highly urbanized Metro Manila have forced Daily Bicycle Commuters to risk life & limb just to struggle in saving money for basic needs of Food, Shelter, and Education for their families. 
Some of our fellow cyclists who are mercilessly & meaninglessly killed even remain unclaimed for weeks from Funeral Homes & deprived of honorable burials due to painful financial strain that their families are subjected to.  And for generations & years thereafter to come, the PAIN OF LOSING BREADWINNERS continues to haunt the Families of Road Victims & Survivors.
With blessings from their families, we started this campaign in their honor and to all the countless fatalities in Metro Manila who have lost their dreams in an instant.

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