MMDA notes sharp drop in EDSA road accidents

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has noted a sharp drop on the number of road accidents along EDSA from June to August this year.

MMDA data show that from June 1 to Aug. 31, 2020, there was a total of 618 road crashes along EDSA. This compares favorably to the 4,652 such incidents for the same period last year, an 86.72 percent decline.

Metro Manila was under general community quarantine from June to August and then reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine. Of the 618 EDSA road crashes, 509 resulted in damage to property, five caused deaths, and 104 had non-fatal injuries.

Last year road crashes along EDSA resulted in 4,244 cases of damage to property, eight deaths, and 400 non-fatal injuries. Quezon City accounted for the highest number of road crashes this year – 312 cases, followed by Mandaluyong City with 115, Makati City with 97, Pasay City with 69, Caloocan City with 17, and San Juan City with eight. 

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