NUEVA ECIJA — A motorcycle rider died after getting run over by a trailer truck at around 9:00 am on Saturday in Barangay Tabuating, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.
The victim was identified as Genelito Candelaria, 50 years old, and an employee of the municipal assessor’s office in the town of San Leonardo.
“Ah lumalabas po doon sa initial investigation namin ito pong motorcycle nag shoulder siya then nag change siya ng lane papunta sya sa may north bound lane kaya lang accidentally po na side swipe siya dito sa may right portion ng trailer truck nabuwal sya then nagulungan siya sa ulo nito(Based on the initial investigation, the motorcycle rider had been driving on the shoulder of the road before he changed lanes towards the northbound lane. He was accidentally hit by the trailer truck on the right portion. His motorcycle toppled, and his head was run over), ” PO2 Ronnie Cunanan said
The truck driver, Rexie Alaurin, 42 years old, and a resident of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, said he did not notice the victim due to the length of the vehicle he was driving.
“Syempre po ang focus ko sa kasalubong ko lang dahil walang pupuwestuhan yong sasakyan sa gawing kanang dahil gutter na ng tulay yon eh hindi ko nakita o hindi ko naramdaman na meron palang aksidenteng nangyari sa likuran ko (Of course my focus was on approaching vehicles. There was no space for my vehicle on the right side, since that’s already the gutter of the bridge. I did not see nor feel there was already an accident behind the truck I was driving),” the truck driver said.
The San Leonardo police now has the custody of the truck driver who is facing charges for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and damage to property. — Danny Munar | UNTV News & Rescue
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