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Cargo truck rams motorbike, rookie cop killed

A ROOKIE policeman was killed after a cargo truck slammed into the rear portion of his motorcycle Monday evening in Caloocan city.

Pat. Kevin Pinlac 27, assigned at the Northern Police District (NPD) District Mobile Force Battalion (DMFB) and resident of 1522 C Zone, 32 Sulu St. Sta Cruz, Manila, succumbed to severe head and body injuries while undergoing treatment at North Caloocan Doctors Hospital while the driver of the Isuzu cargo truck (WLD-278) identified as Ricky Baracena, 44, of Poblacion, Brgy. Norzagaray, Bulacan surrendered to the police after the incident.

Investigation conducted by Caloocan police traffic investigator P/Cpl. Allan Saluta, Jr. showed that both vehicles were traversing Quirino Highway heading towards Fairview, Quezon City at around 8:45 p.m., where the motorcycle was ahead of the cargo truck.

Upon reaching Ascoville, Malaria Brgy. 185, the victim allegedly stopped his vehicle causing the driver of the cargo truck to lose control and slam the rear portion of the motorcycle.

Due to the strong impact, the cop met his untimely death after sustaining severe head and body injuries.

The driver of the cargo truck was presented for inquest proceedings before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office on charges for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property.