Roosevelt Avenue is one of the busier main roads in Quezon City. It acts as the principal north-south road along the district of San Francisco del Monte, referred to by locals as “Frisco.” The avenue got its name from one of the presidents of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Roosevelt Avenue is situated between EDSA to the north and Quezon Avenue to the south. The surrounding area is referred to by locals as “Muñoz.” In the opposite side of Roosevelt Avenue stands Fisher Mall, a popular shopping center. The whole avenue has a length of around 2.9 kilometers.
Since it is a main roads, plenty of vehicles traverse it daily. There are cases wherein accidents happen along Roosevelt due to the sheer number of motor vehicles travelling its length.
Recently, a video featuring a vehicular collision uploaded by the Facebook page “Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted” went viral. The video has already garnered 154,000 views, 259 likes, 66 shares, and around 272 comments as of this writing.
The footage features a collision between a pink Mirage and a motorcycle whose rider counterflowed. The incident is notable because it did not occur during rush hour. The video’s description offers no information aside from the actual content.
The video was a recording taken by a dashboard camera that was set up by a driver going by the name of Nix Q. The video starts with the driver plying Roosevelt Avenue during a “dead hour” – meaning the traffic was minimal along the road.
The uploader was carefully following a car that suddenly stopped to give way to a pink Mirage that came from an inner road which had access to Roosevelt Avenue.
As the Mirage passed by, a motorcycle suddenly sped towards it. A collision seemed inevitable and so it was.
Many netizens placed the blame on the motorcyclist. From the video, it is evident that the Mirage had the right of way. The motorcyclist was counterflowing and paid the price for his folly. The Mirage couldn’t have seen the motorcycle since the latter was in the Mirage’s blind spot, obscured by another vehicle.
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Readers, be careful when plying Roosevelt Avenue, especially near inner roads! You never know if a vehicle might be in your blind spot. Share your thoughts about this story in the comments section below!