CLARK FREEPORT -- Security officers and paramedics belonging to the Public Safety Division (PSD) of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) received praises for their swift response to a recent hit and run incident inside the Freeport.
The PSD's quick response led to the immediate arrest of the suspect and application of first aid to the victims.
The PSD identified the suspect as Lalaine Ortiz, 27, of Bagain St., Sta. Veronica, Guimba, Nueva Ecija, who tried to escape the scene of accident along the intersections of Creekside and Centennial Road here around 6 p.m. on August 14 after hitting a motorcycle with two passengers.
Ortiz was driving a white Kia utility vehicle with plate number AMA 7809.
CDC security personnel assigned in the area were immediately dispatched after receiving a “Be On Look Out” (BOLO) message from PSD Traffic Chief Jesus Marquez.
The suspect was intercepted near the Gil Puyat Highway in Clark by CDC security officers Ritzi Dizon and Efren Bacuno.
CDC charged Ortiz with reckless imprudence resulting to multiple injuries and damage to properties and driving without a valid driver’s license.
CDC paramedics and ambulance from the Health and Sanitation Division also responded in less than five minutes to a hit and run victims who were identified as Michael Angelo Laxamana, 25, and Villa Lasvinia, 29, of residence of District 10 B63 L24 Mexico, Pampanga.
The injured victims were taken to the Mabalacat District Hospital by paramedics Benjamin Ruiz, Noel Anthony Vasallo, and Peterson Cortez.
The victims thanked the CDC public safety unit and paramedics for their quick response.
CDC urged the motoring public to observe traffic rules, including speed limits.
The state-run firm has mounted speed limit signage located in many strategic areas, not only along M.A. Roxas Highway, but also in the arterial road networks for the information of motorists in Clark.
CDC has also installed more closed-circuit television cameras on major intersections for its Central Command to monitor the movement of vehicles and security of the Freeport.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on August 19, 2017.
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