Joy Ride driver kills pedestrian

A pedestrian was killed by a Joy Ride driver while crossing a street in Sampaloc, Manila the other day.

The victim was identified as Allan Mascado Jacalne, 42, of No. 701 Galicia St., Sampaloc, Manila.  Efforts to revive him in the hospital proved futile owing to injuries he sustained in the head and body.

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide was filed against Raymond Fernandez Sanson, 40, a Joy Ride driver, of Pamplona Tres, Las Piñas City.

Investigation by PSSg Benito Mateo of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Vehicle Traffic Investigation Section (VTIS) showed that the accident took place at 4:30 p..m. at the northbound lane of A.H. Lacson Avenue corner Jhocson Street in Sampaloc.

The victim was said to be crossing the street when he got hit by Sanson, who was then aboard a Suzuki Raider with M.V. File No. 040100000123652.

The two fell to the ground but it was Jacalne who sustained worse injuries.

A Bureau of Fire ambulance brought the victim to the UST hospital to no avail.