Traffic enforcer dies after saving cyclist
A traffic enforcer on duty was crushed to death by a 14-wheeler truck while helping pedestrians cross a street in Quezon City on Wednesday, March 22.
The pedestrians were all safe including the cyclist whom the victim pushed to the pavement to avoid being hit. The Quezon City Police District said that Jeffrey Antolin, 35, was assisting pedestrians cross A. Bonifacio Avenue when the Isuzu truck driven by Joel Dimacali hit him.
CCTV footage showed that Antolin had already signaled the vehicles to stop because people were crossing, but the truck did not slow down, hitting Antolin who was rushed to Manila Central University Hospital. He was later pronounced dead. The truck driver faces charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide. —Abby Boiser
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