By Staff
Published 05:30 AM, April 16, 2021

Barugo, Leyte— An employee from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Tacloban City succumbed to a sudden death when the single motorcycle he was driving accidentally bumped a mini dump truck about 7:10 in the morning (Apr12) along the National Highway in Brgy.Abango, Barugo, Leyte.

Barugo COP Police Cpt Luis Hatton identified the fatality as ROGELIO MONDIDO, 50, married, an employee of BFAR Regional Office in Tacloban City and a resident of Brgy. San Agustin, Caibiran, Biliran. While the driver of a mini dump truck was identified as RENE RECILLA, 56, married, businessman, and a resident of Brgy.Barugohay Central, Carigara, Leyte,

Case investigator Police Staff Sergeant Sergio Llaneta III in a telephone interview said that the two vehicles were traversing on the same lane coming from Carigara, Leyte and going to Barugo Leyte before the incident happened. He said that Mondedo was on his way to work in Tacloban City cutting short of his travel by passing Barugo Leyte on board a Yamaha Mio Aerox color black bearing temporary plate number 0801-0232974,while Recilla was driving a Mini Dump Truck Fuso, color blue, with plate numberACO-7100. He added that Mondedo maneuvered to overtake the mini dump truck, but the truck also maneuvered to turn to the other side of the road going to Marquee Enterprises that caused the single motorcycle to crash at the driver side of the truck.

The victim fell to the ground and some parts of his motorcycle were scattered in the center of the road. Rescue workers from Carigara, Leyte arrived in the area and conducted CPR on the victim but failed to revive him. The victim was later brought to Carigara District Hospital for treatment where he was declared Dead on Arrival by attending physician Dra. Dina Joh Nizer.

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide were immediately preferred by traffic personnel against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Barugo Police Station. –


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