TADIAN, Mountain Province – A 90-year old man died after he was rammed over by a passenger bus at Sumadel here Sunday morning.
Senior Superintendent Cornelio Comila, officer-in-charge of the Mountain Province Police Office, identified the victim as Lorenzo Omayo Matias, 90 and a native and resident of Sumadel, Taidan, Mountain Province.
Initial police investigation showed the bus which was driven by Romel Galacyan Atiwag, male, married, 39, and a resident of Sumadel, Tadian, Mountain Province was moving backward and negotiating a descending portion of the road in preparation for hits trip to Baguio city when it rammed over the victim who was rushing towards the vehicle to board it for his scheduled trip to the city.
The victim sustained multiple head and body injuries that caused his instantaneous death while the driver was temporarily detained at the Tadian Municipal Police Station and the bus was also impounded.
The case is still subject to further investigation by the local police force.
By Dexter A. See