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Warning to motorists on "killer curb" along South Drive
EDNA ANTON, Baguio City

Last December, my husband Mike, who was driving our vehicle went up the high curb to avoid an incoming vehicle from the lower portion of South Drive. Since the embankment was about two feet high, both tires went up and had he not properly corrected the wheel, we would have flipped over, or worst, crashed head on if there was an incoming car.

We had to change both tires and put it aside as a bad experience and accident. But last Aug. 20, we found that a good family friend had a bad accident in the same area. His son-in-law was driving a car and since the embankment was high, he hit the curb head on, and the air bags did not deploy. Unfortunately, his in-laws who were seated at the back, were rushed to the Baguio General Hospital for serious injuries. The old man (husband) did not survive, and passed away the following day.

It was during his wake that our son, Carlos, found out the accident was in exactly the same place where we had ours a few months before. Another mourner heard about it and he said, he also lost two tires when his SUV hit the same place not too long ago.

Last Saturday, on our way home from Pacdal Church, we again saw another abandoned SUV in the same area, with two wheels broken. According our son Carlos, he also noticed another abandoned car the day before in the same area, with the same problem.

I decided to go to the South Drive Barangay Hall and talk to Punong Barangay, Maribel Cagalawan, to report the accidents we knew of. Obviously, the accidents involving the “killer curb” had been a frequent occurrence and according to her, she had written the Department of Public Works and Highways to do something about it, but sadly, no one bothered to reply.

Our son Carlos said he is willing to help remedy the situation by giving suggestions on how the curb can be fixed and also for warning signs to make drivers aware of that dangerous corner. Do we need to wait for the DPWH to do something about it, or, do we need the DPWH permission to do the repositioning of the killer curb so Carlos and PB Cagalawan can do it as a community project to avoid further accidents and loss of lives in that dangerous area?

Hope this matter will forewarn the motorists and the public.

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