Brain matter scattered at the crash site
MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle rider, Allan Rivera, died on the spot after being run over by a truck in Barangay 868, Pandacan, Manila at around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday (November 13).
Traffic enforcer, Lito Urdaneta, rushed to the scene after hearing a loud crash.
“May lumagapak sabi ko, ‘Ano yun?’ Tiningnan ko. Tinakbo ko. Tiningnan ko agad, ‘Ay, utak.’ Tumakbo ako pabalik sa pulis,” Urdaneta recounted.
(Something crashed and I wondered what it was. I ran towards it to check. I then saw pieces of brain matter. I ran back to the police.)
Rivera’s lifeless body was found underneath the truck.
The truck’s driver Edilberto Manayao promptly surrendered to authorities.
Manayao said he wasn’t aware that a motorcycle was driving alongside him.
“Paglagpas ko diyan sa may crossing, madilim po kasi, bandang kanan niya. Ngayon, nung lumagapak yung motor niya, doon po ako nag-full stop. Nakita na yung motor nakatumba … doon ko po nakita yung tao,” said the truck driver.
(After I passed the crossing, it was dark on the right side of the road where the motorcycle was. When it fell over, that’s when I made a full stop. I then saw the fallen bike…and the body.)
Manayao claimed that he was driving slowly. Nevertheless, he asked forgiveness from the victim’s family.
Though a CCTV camera is installed in the area it failed to capture the whole incident. — Gerry Galicia