A 56-year-old pedicab driver died after being dragged and run over by a tractor head before dawn yesterday in Navotas City.
Romeo Sogale, of M. Naval St., Bgy. Sipac, Navotas City, died on the spot from severe head and body injuries while the driver of the tractor head, identified as Brendo Gonzales, 33, of 2184 Rodriguez St., Bgy. 129, Balut, Tondo, Manila, surrendered to the police after the incident.
A report submitted to the office of Navotas police chief Senior Supt. Brent Milan Madjaco showed that the incident happened at around 4:40 a.m. along C-3 Road, North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS).
The tractor head was travelling at high speed when it accidentally hit the victim’s pedicab in a dimly-lit portion of the road.
Due to the impact, the victim was pinned and run over by the truck front wheel that resulted in his instantaneous death.
Navotas traffic investigators said the truck was brought to Navotas impounding area while a case for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property will be filed against Gonzales before the Navotas City Prosecutor’s Office.