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Man who sleeps while driving dies as car rams electric post

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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A sexagenarian man who fell asleep while driving died when his vehicle rammed an electric post yesterday morning in Malabon City.

The victim, Jesus Espino Cobion, 64, of Pajong, Plaridel, Bulacan, was rushed to Pagamutang Bayan ng Malabon where he was pronounced dead on arrival due to massive head and body injuries.
 
Malabon police desk officer SPO2 Joselito Garbo said the victim’s unidentified male companion was able to jump outside the vehicle before it hit the electric post.
 
Garbo said the incident happened at around 12:55 a.m. while the victim was driving an owner-type jeep (CKN-151) and traversing along C-4 Road in Bgy. Tañong.
 
The victim allegedly fell asleep until the vehicle he was driving swerved to the right and rammed the electric post.
    
Victim’s companion told traffic investigators that Cobion lacked sleep when they travel from Bulacan to Manila.