Policeman dies in Quezon road accident
LUCENA CITY – A policeman was killed in an accident in San Narciso town in Quezon province Sunday afternoon, police reported Monday.
Report from Quezon police said Police Officer 1 Dan Paul Sambile, 26, assigned to the Quezon Police Mobile Force Company, was on a Mio motorcycle when he collided with another motorcycle rider in Barangay (village) Pagkakaisa at about 5:30 p.m.
Sambile, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet, sustained head injuries and was rushed to the San Narciso district hospital but died along the way.
Chief Insp. Joselito Araja, San Narciso police chief, said motorcycle riders were prohibited from wearing helmets in the town proper for security reasons.
“There’s a prevailing local ordinance against wearing a helmet for motorcycle rider,” Araja said in a phone interview.
Wearing crash helmets for motorcyclist riders is mandated under Republic Act No. 10054, otherwise known the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009. But some local government units have adopted the “no helmet” policy inside the town proper following the involvement of motorcycle riders wearing helmets in criminal activities. /cbb
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