By NITZ ARANCON
and JOHN PAUL BARSOPIA
A RETIRED police officer riding a motorcycle did not heed the danger sign and ended up dead.
Retired Executive M/Sgt. Jacinto Lorena of Mohon, Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental, died of head injury at the St. Paul Hospital where he was rushed following his crash on an old bridge in Tagoloan at around 6 pm Wednesday.
M/Sgt. Lowell Maniana said Lorena was riding a Honda XRM motorcycle from Villanueva town and opted to cross the bridge that was undergoing repair by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Maniana said Lorena, a former member of the Villanueva police station, wasn’t supposed to cross that bridge on a motorcycle because there was a plastic barricade put in place by the DPWH.
“Pag-abot sa tunga, nahulog ang iyang motorsiklo sa bangag sa salog sa tulay nga na-ay daghang kabilya, ug milagpot ang iyang motor sa mga 20 metros ug nabunal iyang ulo sa siding nga semento,” Maniana said.
Meanwhile in Cagayan de Oro, a man who was hit by a pick-up truck while crossing JR Borja Extension was declared dead on arrival at the hospital yesterday morning.
The victim, identified as a certain Eddie de Asis, 64, of Zayas Landfield, Carmen, was crossing the road when he was hit by a a Kia Bongo truck driven by a one Aido Camariño Asilan, 28, of Dagondalahon, Talakag, Bukidnon.
Police said de Asis was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival at the emergency room.
Authorities held the truck and the driver, and charges are being prepared against Asilan.