- The video of a tricycle driver who played dead after his speeding vehicle hit a motorcycle has gone viral
- The impact must have been hard as the motorcycle rider was thrown out of his bike
- Instead of helping the rider, the people rushed to the tricycle driver whom they see lying motionless on the road
- The entire accident was captured on CCTV camera, and it clearly showed that the driver was merely acting
The CCTV footage that showed a tricycle driver dropping from his vehicle and lying motionless on the road for almost 30 minutes after it hit a motorcycle has gone viral.
Instead of assisting the rider who was thrown off his bike because of the impact from behind, bystanders rushed to the aid of the tricycle driver whom people thought was already dead.
The CCTV footage, however, told a different story. In the video, the motorcycle is seen slowing down upon approaching a damaged area of the road.
The speeding tricycle behind him, apparently oblivious to the presence of the motorcycle in front, hit the two-wheeled vehicle with such impact that the rider was thrown off his ride.
Two children can be seen escaping the passenger sidecar of the tricycle. At that moment, CCTV cams captured the driver slowly dropping from the seat of his stationary vehicle and then lying down the pavement.
The tricycle’s back rider, who is reportedly a PWD, can be seen frantically attending to the fallen driver.
People did not mind the motorcycle rider, who managed to get up without aid, and instead rushed to the aid of the tricycle driver whom they thought was dead.
The tricycle driver lay motionless on the pavement for 30 minutes, but suddenly got up when the ambulance arrived.
According to barangay officials who went to the scene, the tricycle driver is afraid the ambulance would bring him to the funeral parlor.
It was only then that it was discovered the driver is intoxicated with liquor, does not possess a driver’s license, and his tricycle has no registration papers.
Barangay officials surmised he might have played dead in the hopes that he can escape the strong likelihood of a case being filed against him.
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Motorcycle accidents are common in Metro Manila, with Caloocan City ranking fourth in the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from such accidents annually. The reasons why these types of accidents happen vary. In most cases, it is because the driver failed to properly observe traffic rules and regulations. In some instances, it is because of road conditions or because the driver is intoxicated with liquor or prohibited substances.
There are also instances when four-wheeled vehicle accidents happen because of a motorcycle. In one viral video that spread online several years ago, a motorcycle that overtook a car on the wrong side resulted in the four-wheeled vehicle crashing into a nearby car.
Another viral video shared thousands of times online showed a motorcycle rider appearing to suffer violent and uncontrollable seizures after colliding with a tricycle. Medical experts say this can happen if the rider hits his head hard on the pavement and sustained brain injuries.
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