Sunday, September 22, 2019

Motorist killed in SRP mishap

A 29-YEAR-OLD man died after the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a van on the bridge of the South Road Properties in Cebu City last Wednesday night.

Albert Punay, 29, was driving his motorcycle (6756-YB) from Cebu City past 8 p.m. when a Hyundai Starex van (LNB-824), which was traveling on the opposite lane from Cebu City Ludo Wharf, suddenly crossed the center island and rammed his motorcycle.

SPO1 Dionisio Galo, traffic investigator, identified the van’s driver as Arnold Telingban Yap, 44. Yap with his 12-year-old daughter as his passenger during the incident.

The father and daughter were taken to the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital (CDH) for injuries in their bodies.

Yap, based on Galo’s investigation, was bound for Talisay City coming from Cebu City when the incident happened.

Punay was also rushed to the CDH by the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation personnel but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physician, Dr. Davy Chua.

Punay resided in Sitio San Jose 2, Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City, while the Yaps are from Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.

Meanwhile, a businessman was shot and injured by an unidentified gunman inside Pier 5 in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City yesterday morning.

Roger Dacono, 40, had just arrived at the port with a truck filled with bananas from Cagayan de Oro City past 10 a.m.

He was reportedly about to get on the truck when someone fired gun at him, said SPO2 Napoleon Taneo of the Maritime Police.

Dacono was taken to a hospital. Taneo said the gunman hit Dacono’s shoulders.

A security guard reportedly witnessed the shooting but he refused to be interviewed by reporters.

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