Teenage boy dies in road mishap
Bryner L. Diaz (The Freeman) - February 11, 2015 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - A 17-year-old high-school student died of severe injuries in a vehicular accident Monday in Barangay Sangat, San Fernando, Cebu.

Joseph Encabo died at the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Carcar City where he was brought after his motorcycle was hit by another motorcycle driven by Juven Batatas, 23, of Barangay Lantawan, San Fernando.

Batatas surrendered to the police after the incident and is now detained at the San Fernando Police Station pending the filing of a formal complaint.

Police Officer 1 Rolando Bastoda, desk officer of San Fernando Police Station, said the victim’s motorcycle broke down at 2 p.m., prompting his friend, John Dave Selgas, 16, to rescue him.

Encabo drove the motorcycle while Selgas pulled it using a rope. Bastoda said that based on their investigation Batatas tried to overtake the victim but hit his motorcycle instead.

Encabo fell on the ground and sustained severe injuries causing his untimely death.

Bastoda said the families of both the suspect and the victim met at the police station yesterday but failed to reach an agreement.

According to the police, they are waiting for the family of the victim if they are filing a criminal complaint against the suspect for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide. — (FREEMAN)

BARANGAY LANTAWAN BARANGAY SANGAT BASTODA CARCAR CITY CEBU PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL ENCABO JOHN DAVE SELGAS JOSEPH ENCABO JUVEN BATATAS SAN FERNANDO SAN FERNANDO POLICE STATION
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