September 16, 2021

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Truck hits maritime cop dead in Quezon Province

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A member of the PNP Maritime Group -Bicol died on the spot after he was hit by a truck along Quirino Highway, Poblacion, Tagkawayan, Quezon Province.

Police identified the victim as Patrolman Arvin Taborda, 31, of the PNP Maritime Unit in the Bicol Region. 

In a media interview with PMaj Marcelito Platino, Police Chief  of Tagkawayan Municipal Police Station, he said the victim was driving along the highway with his motorcycle when he lost his balance, causing him to slide, hit, and getting rolled over by a truck. 

The officer added that, based on a witness report, the victim was in a hurry while driving, and the road was slippery at that time, causing the motorcycle to slide.

Platino said police quickly pursued the truck driver, Renato Abong, who insisted later that he did not notice that he had run over a person.

Police chased the driver until he was caught in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur. 

Reports said the victim came from a court hearing, and was returning to his mother-unit when the incident happened.