Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:25
(BY: EUGENE LASPRILLA) A school principal in Sulu Province died in a hospital while her nephew was injured after the motorcycle they were riding was accidentally bumped by a cargo truck along MCLL Highway, Barangay Guiwan, this city, on Sunday.
The fatality was identified as Buraida Sawabi y Abdulbakir, 32, married, a native of Hawani, JOlo, Sulu. Her wounded nephew was identified as Raul Nur, driver of the Honda XRM motorcycle bearing license plate number 5067 JF.
Report showed the victims were traveling from Sampaguita Road, Guiwan heading towards a hospital in Barangay Putik, this city.
Upon reaching the intersection of Apolinario Loop and MCLL Highway in Guiwan, the victim stopped due to traffic.
Police Station 5 report disclosed that the Mitsubishi Fuso Cargo truck with license plate number GML 398, registered under the name of Roel E. Montero and driven by Paulino Cadillo y Mangubat, 59, married, of resident of Baga, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, was on its way to Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex to deliver the sacks of rice when he accidentally hit the rear portion of the motorcycle.
Investigation revealed that the back-rider, Sawabi, was thrown under the cargo truck and right front wheel of the vehicle ran over her body.
The Sawabi sustained severe injuries and was brought to a nearby hospital by but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Probers said the victims were on their way to the hospital where the mother of Sawabi was admitted.
The truck driver was conducted to the police station for further investigation while a case for Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Homicide was prepared by the case investigator against him in court.
By: Eugene A. Lasprilla
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