Dashboard cameras, or dashcams, went from being a luxury to being necessary for drivers. It becomes an active witness to what happens while traveling. In this case it captured the moment of an incredible vehicular collision.
Facebook user Mikhail Argel Tan uploaded on his account what his dashcam recorded when the collision happened the night of February 26, 2019. Traffic was slow, and vehicles would stop and go every few seconds. Typical swerving of cars going between lanes was typical. Just before going under a footbridge, he decided to stop and give way to a Mitsubishi Montero who was trying to get into his lane. Just when the Montero got in, the camera shook, and then a white sedan suddenly cut in and went under it.
As it turned out, it was hit and pushed from behind by a speeding bus and his car was sideswiped. Because of the great speed and force, it lifted the Montero up and the sedan, which turned out to be a Toyota Altis, then spun 90 degrees and stopped. Judging from how it looked in the video, the sedan was totally damaged from the rear.
All in all, the vehicles that were affected, according to Mikhail, were two Mitsubishi Monteros, two Mitsubishi Mirage G4’s, and one Toyota Altis. Later that night, as he gave an update, he took a picture inside a Las Pinas police station as everyone involved filed a police report. The bus driver, in his defense, said he lost control of his brakes. There were no casualties, but the Altis driver suffered minor injuries and was badly shaken up.
Mikhail posted a personal follow-up the day after in his Facebook account. He showed his car at a repair shop and he wished it to “get well soon.” He also said the bus owners will pay for the repairs and other damages.
You can find Mikhail’s video here:
Nawalan daw ng preno yung busCars involved 2 Montero, 2 Mirage G4 and 1 Altis
Posted by Mikhail Argel Tan on Tuesday, February 26, 2019