By Michael Lim Ubac
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The countryâ€™s roads are the most dangerous in Asia, Senator Francis Escudero said in a statement released Saturday.
Citing a study conducted by the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund last year, he said that three of five road accidents involved child pedestrians and road accidents were the leading cause of injury admissions to hospitals.
Escuderoâ€™s statement came after a 10-year-old pupil from Ateneo died this week after being run over inside the school parking lot.
A separate study by child safety groups in the country shows that six children die from accidents in the country daily, the senator said, adding that the country has a total of 2,500 vehicular accidents monthly involving both children and adults.
Citing another study by the Asian Development Bank in 2006, Escudero said: â€œOverall, the 7.8 percent of the 100,000 people who die as a result of traffic-related accidents a year is one of the highest in Asia according to the Asian Development Bank.â€ Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=18332.0