Baby beheaded in motorcycle accident

December 04, 2018
Mother and grandmother
The mother and the grandmother hold the baby after the tragic freak accident.

A ONE-YEAR-OLD baby boy on Sunday was decapitated in a freak accident in Laoang, Northern Samar.

Inspector Manuel Castillo identified the victim as Prince Calot of Bgy. Sumoroy, Palapag, Northern Samar.

The baby was being carried by his mother, Lorna Stephanie Nueva, 25, on a motorcycle being driven by his grandmother, Rosita Tejano, when the tragic accident occurred in front of the Rawis Church in Bgy. Rawis, Laoang town at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday.

The three were on their way home to Bgy. Sumoroy, Palapag town after  a medical checkup in Catarman for the boy who was ill.

Lorna placed a scarf on the head of the baby to cover him from the scorching heat of the sun.

They were traversing the road in Bgy. Rawis when  the scarf got entangled in the rear wheel of the motorcycle, consequently decapitating the child.

Police said the victim’s mother and grandmother are still in a state of shock.

Authorities said the child’s mother and grandmother could be charged with violating Republic Act 10666 or An Act Providing For the Safety of Children Aboard Motorcycles and for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.