Highway accident kills Virac worker
posted 30-Jul-2018  ·  
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A utility worker died at the provincial hospital last July 17, just a few hours after he was ran over by an overtaking dump truck along the national highway in front of the capitol.

According to the report of Superintendent Josefino Titong Jr., the victim, Enrique Cuison, 47, a resident of Palnab del Sur, was driving a motorcycle towards the downtown area at about 6 P.M. at barangay Francia when he was accidentally sideswiped by a dump truck of Aljon Construction and Supply.

Moments before the mishap, the truck driver, Rey Bautista, 40, blew his horn, indicating that he would overtake the motorcycle. But when the truck encroached on the left lane and went back to his lane, it sideswiped Cuison’s motorcycle, causing the worker to fall on the concrete road.

The truck’s wheel ran over his left leg and foot, causing a fracture and soft tissue injury. Responding personnel of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Emergency Rescue Unit brought him to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center where Cuison was pronounced dead at 8:55 P.M. by Dr. Louie Panti.

The police said that while the victim wore a safety helmet, he had no license to drive.

In a related development, a Virac resident was injured in Bato town recently when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a parked topdown tricycle.

Reportedly under the influence of liquor, RJ Villedo, 25, of San Vicente, Virac, was driving an unregistered motorcycle while without a helmet when he tried to overtake another vehicle. However, he lost control of the vehicle and accidentally bumped the topdown tricycle owned by widower Rogelio Tresvalles, 67, which was parked on the other lane .

Villedo’s motorcycle fell on the pavement, causing injuries to the driver. He was taken to the provincial hospital by responding Red Cross personnel.

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