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Coed’s head busted by truck tire, 3 hurt

  • Written by Zaida Delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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A 32-year-old student was killed when his head was run over by a cargo truck while his three companions were wounded in a vehicular accident the other day in Zamboanga City.

The fatality was identified as Rommel Mangubat Tolorio, 23.

Taken to the nearest hospital for treatment were  Rolando Lumbaga Conturo, 44, Andrew Tolorio, 19, and Ismael Gomez, 19.

Reports said the incident occurred at around 1:51 a.m. at the intersection of Maria Clara Lobregat Highway in Bgy. Tetuan, Veterans Avenue and Governor Camins Avenue, Zamboanga City.

The victims were onboard a tricycle (JW-4748) driven by Rolando, with Rommel seated at the back of the driver when the accident happened.
It was learned that the tricycle was travelling westward and upon reaching the intersection, the  front portion of the tricycle hit the right side front tire, fender and door of the Mitsubishi Cargo Drop side (JVL-838), driven by Agustin Tayros Estimo.
Because of the strong impact, Rommel fell from the tricycle and land on his head after which he was run over by the truck that caused his instantaneous death.
The report added that the truck was carrying 50 bags of cement.
The driver of the truck was immediately taken in police custody for proper disposition.