Deadly road mishaps in Cavite increasing

Published March 20, 2019, 5:29 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Anthony Giron 

CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, Imus, Cavite – A 78-year-old vendor is the fourth fa­tality in road accidents in Cavite in a span of one month.

Police reported that Jesus Ocampo Feliciano, 78, a resident of Kaingen Main Road, Bacoor, was taking the garbage out to the sidewalk when he was hit by a motorcycle driven by a student before dawn Sunday.

Feliciano was pronounced dead at the Binakayan Hospital where he and motorcycle driver Kelvin Gabina De Jesus, 24, who sustained body injuries, were brought by rescuers.

De Jesus, who was driving a Honda RS150 (license plate BF 44919) lost control of the motor­cycle after skidding on the road.

Police said the accident was the fourth in just one month in Bacoor alone.

Accidents are reported practically every day in Cavite, based on reports from the police and the Office of the Provincial Governor-Road Safety Division (OPG-RSD).

Some 15 vehicle and pedestri­an fatal accidents were reported during the period alone.