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Critically injured Grab passenger dies

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:09 PM November 27, 2018
Marko de Guzman

Marko de Guzman (Photo from his Facebook page)

After a month in the hospital, Grab passenger Marko de Guzman, who was critically hurt in a car accident, died on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, Isabe Ocliasa, De Guzman’s aunt, confirmed that her nephew was “now free of pain.”

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“Our #MightyMarko is now an angel. Up until his last breath, he put his Nanay Belot’s wishes first,” she said. “He waited and fought for his life until she told him she was ready to let go, and didn’t want to see him in pain anymore. Now, he is free of the pain.”

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Posted by Isabe Ocliasa on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ocliasa acknowledged those who offered support and prayers for De Guzman’s recovery.

“Thank you all for the prayers, thank you for the overflowing love and support. Thank you for hoping with us and believing in Marko,” Ocliasa said.

De Guzman a 20-year-old fourth year mechanical engineering student at the University of Santo Tomas, had a car accident last Oct. 26 on Taft Avenue, Manila.

According to De Guzman’s cousin, the Grab car was moving fast when it collided with another car.

It was also learned that the victim’s Grab driver was sleepy at that time.

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The car hit a Light Rail Transit (LRT) post.

De Guzman sustained heavy injuries, including a fractured skull that caused “severe traumatic brain injury.”

In critical condition, he was placed in an intensive care unit (ICU) of the Manila Doctors Hospital.

In another Facebook post last Friday, Ocliasa said De Guzman’s hospital bill had already reached over P3 million.

She also noted that De Guzman’s last treatment might be a “risky procedure.”

Prior to De Guzman’s death, Grab Philippines said it was continuing to reach out to the student’s family by offering “constant communication” and financial assistance.” /atm

READ: Grab says it is ‘continuously reaching out’ to support critically hurt rider
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