Road worker slain in Quezon crash | Inquirer News

Road worker slain in Quezon crash

/ 11:21 AM June 26, 2019

LUCENA CITY –– A 62-year-old road construction worker was killed after he was accidentally hit by a wayward cargo truck in Tagkawayan town in Quezon province on Tuesday.

Simeon Tawat was bumped by a Bicol-bound truck being driven by Abner Fernandez in a road construction site along the Quirino Highway in Barangay Sta. Monica around 9 p.m., Tagkawayan police reported.


The report said the truck loaded with 1,500 sacks of flour was negotiating a descending section of the highway when its driver lost control of the vehicle.

The wayward truck crashed into a tricycle ahead of him then subsequently hit the victim and rammed into another heavy equipment at the said construction area.


The victim died on the spot.

Tricycle driver Rudy Bataller suffered injuries and was rushed to the Maria L. Eleazar Memorial District Hospital at the town center.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: cargo truck, Crash, Local news, Quezon Province, road worker, Tagkawayan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.