Security guard killed in crash of motorbike, truck
DIGOS CITY — A bank security guard died on Saturday afternoon as the motorcycle he was driving bumped into a cargo truck in Bansalan town of Davao del Sur.
In a news release, Major Peter Glenn Ipong, Bansalan police chief, identified the victim as Lloyd Longakit Apas, 38, of Barangay Dolo in Bansalan town.
Citing the account of witnesses, a traffic investigation showed that Apas was trying to avoid a pedestrian who crossed the national highway in Barangay Mabuhay at around 4:40 p.m.
However, the motorcycle slipped and swerved to the opposite lane, slamming into the cargo truck.
Apas sustained a serious head injury that caused his death, the police report said.
The truck driver, Benjamin Pernia, Jr. told police he was unaware that his vehicle had hit Apas, hence he just continued driving.
But he stopped in an outpost in Barangay Sinawilan in Matanao town when he noticed a police vehicle from the 1104th Company of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion following the truck.
The police informed Pernia that he figured in a vehicular accident and put him under the custody of the Bansalan police office.
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