A Grade 7 student was killed after being run over by a tractor in Binondo, Manila, early yesterday morning.
Victim Mark Coronel Munez, 15, a student at the Harmony High School in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and residing at Blk. 37, Lot 8, Phase 1, Pabahay 2000, Muzon, SJDM, Bulacan, died on the spot due to injuries sustained in his lower body.
Investigation by SPO1 Richard Borbon of the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) showed that the incident took place at 12:05 a.m. at the eastbound area of the MICP Access Road in front of Gate 5 at the Parola Compound in Binondo.
Now in the custody of the MDTEU for questioning is Sandy Painaga, 43, driver of the Isuzu Giga tractor with plate number AAR 1617 and residing in Purok 6, Sorsogon St., Payatas, Quezon City.
Witness Maryclaire Patricio, 16, a Grade 9 student at the Marangal National High School in SJDM, Bulacan, and a resident of Parola Compound, told probers that the victim jumped into the rear of the said tractor while it was moving and held on, until the victim slipped and fell and then got run over by the rear wheels, causing his instant death.