Nang dahil sa pandemya, marami ang binago nito sa ating pamumuhay dahil bukod sa marami ang nawalan ng hanap buhay ay natigil din ang pag pasada ng mga pampublikong sasakyan.
Malaki ang naging epekto ng pagkawala ng public transport sa mga taong naghahanap-buhay. Marami ang mas nahirapan at mas lalong napagastos makapasok at makauwi lamang galing trabaho.
Dito naman biglang naging in demand ang mga bikes at motor sa panahon ng pandemya. Napilitang lumipat ng mga communters sa pagbabike o pagmomotor. Ngunit sa kabila ng pagdami ng nag babike o nagmomotor ay nadagdagan din ang mga aksidente na sila ang sangkot.
Katulad na lamang ng isang di inaasahang pangyayari na ito.
Isang criminology student ang nakabangga ng isang may edad na lalaki na sakay ng bisikletang may nakalululang halaga.
Ibinahagi ni Rome Vlad Salentes sa kanyang Facebook account ang buong detalye pati narin ang kanyang bisikleta na Colnago na may brand na Cicli Corsa na nagkakahalaga lang naman ng P458,000!
Ito ay pagmamay-ari ng 71 taong gulang na isang “seasoned cyclist, a Tour of Luzon survivor, with decades of cycling experiences.”
Sa isang larawan ay makikitang bali ang top tube nito kaya kahit ipaayos man, malaki pa din ang perang magagastos.
Higit pa doon, isang student pa lang ang nakabangga at nagtatrabaho bilang isang janitor upang may pang tustos sa pag-aaral.
Ayon sa anak ng may- ari ng naaksidente na sakay ng mamahaling bisikleta na si Chad Rosales, napagdesisyonan ng kanilang pamilya na hindi na magsampa ng kaso sa motoristang nakadisgrasya dahil iniisip nila ang maaaring mangyari sa buhay ng criminology student na ito.
Batid nila ang estado ng buhay ng motorista kaya para sa kanila, sapat na ang pagkakakulong at pamomroblema sa pangpiyansa bilang kaparusahan sa kanyang pagiging iresponsableng motorista.
Inisip naman ng pamilya Rosales na kapag nagsampa pa sila ng kaso ay maaring hindi na ito makapag trabaho at makapag-aral pa.
Ang mahalaga naman daw para sa kanila na ligtas ang kanilang ama na ngayo’y nagpapagaling na lamang sa ospital matapos mangyari ang aksidente.
Narito ang nakakahangang post ng pamilya Rosales:
“If he couldn’t post bail, he would be detained indefinitely, dropped from his classes, and terminated from work for AWOL.
This means that on top of his civil/crîmînal liabilities, he would lose his opportunity to get his life together, finish school, and be a responsicrble citizen. We couldn’t allow it to happen” sambit ni Rosales.
“A motorcycle rider crashed into my father who was cycling along 41 KM Marilaque Road, Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal on 29 February 2020 at around 8:30AM.
Rider, a crimînøl0gy student and part-time janitor at a university, ran an errand for his employer morning of said day.
Then, without his employer’s consent, he rode to Marilaque driving a Yamaha SZ 150. It was his first time riding to Marilaque, and he did it alone.
My father is a seasoned cyclist, a Tour of Luzon survivor, with decades of cycling experience. Sadly, his years of experience could not protect him from an inexperienced and incompetent motorcycle rider.
I’m reminding everyone to be mindful of cyclists on the road – they have the right to use our roads too.
I’m also reminding our cyclists to exercise extra safety precautions and follow traffic rules at all times.
Let’s keep our roads safer for everyone!
P.S. We decided not to file charges against the rider.
We would have wanted for charges to be filed against him first before we enter into an amicable settlement.
But if we did file charges, he would have to be detained. And if he were detained, he would not be able to attend classes and report for work until he post bail.
Unfortunately, we were not sure if he or any of his friend or relative (in Samar) has the financial capacity to post bail.
If he couldn’t post bail, he would be detained indefinitely, dropped from his classes, and terminated from work for AWOL.
This means that on top of his civil/crimînal liabilities, he would lose his opportunity to get his life together, finish school, and be a responsible citizen. We couldn’t allow it to happen.
So, we accepted his offer to voluntarily pay for the damages he caused in exchange of not filing crimînal charges against him.
I’m unsure if he has the means to pay (probably none), but it is the least of our concerns. Our father’s speedy recovery remains the most important to us.”