Mo­tor­cy­cle rider hits cop’s ve­hi­cle, dies

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MO­TOR­CY­CLE rider died af­ter he hit a pick-up truck driven by a po­lice­man along the na­tional high­way of Barangay Palaka in Val­ladolid, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Satur­day night.

Killed was Ricky Pani­bawan, 39, of Barangay Palaka. Se­nior In­spec­tor Junji Liba, town po­lice chief, said Pani­bawan was driv­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle on his way home when he hit a pick-up truck driven by Po­lice Of­fi­cer 2 Alekhine Pam­pl­iega, 40, of Barangay Bacuyan­gan, Hi­noba-an town.

Liba said Pam­pl­iega fetched his two fe­male rel­a­tives from Ba­colod City and was about to send them home in Val­ladolid town when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

Liba said the pick-up truck ex­e­cuted a left turn when the speed­ing mo­tor­cy­cle trav­el­ing on the op­po­site di­rec­tion hit the ve­hi­cle.

Pani­bawan suc­cumbed to head in­juries.

Pam­pl­iega and his two pas­sen­gers were un­harmed. The mo­tor­cy­cle driver prob­a­bly did not see the ve­hi­cle be­cause the area was dark, Liba said.

It was also too late for him to ap­ply brake be­cause of his speed, he added.

Liba said Pam­pl­iega, who is as­signed at Hi­noba-an Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion, is un­der the cus­tody of Val­ladolid Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion.

He will be re­leased af­ter the lapse of the 36-hour re­gle­men­tary pe­riod be­cause the vic­tim’s fam­ily de­cided not to press any charges against him.

The po­lice­man will ex­tend fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to the vic­tim’s fam­ily.

Mean­while, a cou­ple was in­jured af­ter they hit the pa­trol car of Po­lice Sta­tion 8 at Barangay Tan­gub, this city on the same day.

The cou­ple was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle when they hit the ve­hi­cle which was about to cross the op­po­site lane.

No in­juries were re­ported on the part of po­lice­men but the cou­ple sus­tained in­juries and was brought to a hos­pi­tal.

An­other ac­ci­dent also oc­curred at Lac­son Street on the same day that dam­aged the glass door of a busi­ness es­tab­lish­ment.

A 30-year-old woman, whose name was with­held, was about to park her Ford Fi­esta ve­hi­cle when she stepped on the gas pedal in­stead of the brake.

No in­juries were re­ported.

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