Despite lowered speed limit Dutchman killed in SRP accident
Decemay P. Padilla/FPL (The Freeman) - February 18, 2015 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Despite the Cebu City government’s lowering the speed limit to 40 kilometers per hour, road accident continues to happen at the South Road Properties.

The latest of which has claimed the life of a Dutchman who was run over by a cement mixer truck yesterday afternoon.

Harald Heinz Walter, 55, was declared dead on arrival at the Cebu City Medical Center.

Walter was driving his motorcycle heading south when he bumped into the mixer truck driven by Roger Visitacion, 44, resident of Sitio Panagdait Barangay Basak-San Nicolas, Cebu City. The truck is owned by Geo Transport.

Visitacion said he came from Talisay City and was on his way to deliver concrete mix at the University of the Philippines. The truck driver said he made a left turn and did not see Walter coming.

He said he only noticed that something bumped into his truck. It was already too late when he saw Walter because the latter was already ran over by his truck.

Visitacion was immediately held under custody of the Mobile Patrol Group and SRP police.

Alberto Ollaban, of the Cebu City Traffic Operations and Management, said both Walter and Visitacion were in correct lane. However, Walter may have been overspeeding because of the 12-meter skid mark and 7-meter drag mark.

Visitacion will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

Mayor Michael Rama earlier ordered to lower to 40kph from 60kph the speed limit at the SRP because of the series of accidents in the area. The mayor believes that by lowering the speed limit accidents will be prevented. — (FREEMAN)

ALBERTO OLLABAN CEBU CITY CEBU CITY MEDICAL CENTER CEBU CITY TRAFFIC OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT DESPITE THE CEBU CITY GEO TRANSPORT HARALD HEINZ WALTER MAYOR MICHAEL RAMA MOBILE PATROL GROUP ROGER VISITACION VISITACION
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