Cop, bgy kagawad killed in Lucena road mishap

February 11, 2023 Gemi Formaran 216 views

LUCENA CITY – A 32-year-old cop and a 67 years old female barangay kagawad died in a highway mishap along Maharlika Highway, Barangay Kanluran Mayao here on Friday.

City police chief Lt. Col. Erickson Roranes said the policeman was assigned to Lucena City Police Station, and the village councilor was from Bgy.Talipan, Pagbilao, Quezon.

Roranes said the latter’s driver, a barangay tanod, 46, of the same village, suffered injuries during the incident.

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. when the policeman was riding a Honda motorcycle and escorting a patrol car with PDLs (persons deprived of liberty) on board on their way to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BMJP) district jail in Pagbilao town.

On the opposite side of the highway, the kagawad was on board a motorcycle driven by the tanod when it suddenly overtook a vehicle in front and collided head-on with the oncoming motorcycle driven by the policeman.

The policeman fell on the ground and was accidentally overran by the patrol car he was escorting while the kagawad was thrown away from the tricycle and died instantaneously.

Roranes said that the tanod will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in a double homicide and damage to property.