The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Photo: Google Maps

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started an investigation into an accident after a woman was hit by a car on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), one of the busiest highways in the Philippines, while jaywalking.

On Friday, Facebook user Davelyn Lastimosa Ines uploaded a video of a woman who was trying to cross EDSA, a major road in Metro Manila. The video showed the woman crossing the road in heavy traffic and being hit by a silver car, The Filipino Times reported.

It was not known if the woman, whose identity was unknown, sustained any major injuries. The video went viral on the internet, prompting the local government to start an official investigation into the case.

The MMDA said it was investigating the accident and trying to get more information about the woman. The MMDA warned the public not to jaywalk, especially on major roads, and to use the overpass to cross.

According to the MMDA, people fined for jaywalking have to do three hours of community service. They also have the option of paying a fine of PHP500 (US$9).