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Toddler run over by UV Express

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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A toddler, who suddenly crossed the street by himself, died after he was hit and run over by a speeding UV Express, Wednesday in Makati City.

A report from Makati City Traffic Bureau identified the victim as Jemeryc Delos Santos, one year and seven months old, of 2702 Guatemala St., Bgy. San Isidro, Makati City.
   
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival due to severe injuries.
   
The driver of the UV Express, John David Collantes, 23, single, of Block 22, Lot 32, Cedar St., Cypress Subd., San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, surrendered after the incident.
   
Chief Insp. Ferdie Satorre, chief of Makati City Traffic Bureau, said the incident took place at 4:20 p.m. meters away from San Isidro Bgy. Hall.
   
The report showed that the boy was hit when he suddenly darted in crossing the street as Collantes’ speeding UV Express (Nissan Urvan, UYE-731) was coming.
   
Collantes said it was too late for him to step on the brakes when his vehicle hit the boy.
     
Collantes was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.