Tagum City – Tagum Philippine National Police tightens its visibility along national highway and warns the public against illegal drag racing after four vehicles had a major collision in this city’s highway last February 21, 2022.
According to the initial investigation of PNP Tagum, all vehicles were travelling along national highway near Wilcon Depot in Tagum City at 11:30 pm of the said date. The driver of white Suzuki multicab Pedje M. Delima turned left across the road while the drivers of the three motorcycles white/black Suzuki Raider, black Suzuki Raider, and black/blue Suzuki Raider Jasper John E. Romero, Angelo Zaragoza, and an unidentified male, respectively, were all driving straight going to the Municipality of Carmen.
At the site of the accident area, Romero collided with Delima’s rear portion which caused damages and injuries to both parties. While in motion, Zaragoza and the other unidentified male lost control over their motorcycles and fell into the cemented road. All three motorcycle drivers received treatment from the emergency response team of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of the LGU Tagum.
However, due to the injuries of Romero and Zaragoza, they were brought to the Davao Regional Medical Center for further treatment while the unidentified driver fled the scene of the accident. After a follow-up investigation, it was revealed that the three motorcycle drivers were involved in an illegal drag racing event.
Persons concerned verbally expressed their desire for settlement.
Tagum PNP releases a statement through their Facebook page condoning the said illegal activity as it poses danger to the public. They also encouraged citizen reporting through their hotlines: 0926 717 1522/0919 748 5024. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
Four drivers involved in vehicle collision along national highway of Tagum last February 21, 2022 receive emergency treatment from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of LGU Tagum. Two of them were rushed to the Davao Regional Medical Center due to the seriousness of injuries. The drivers of the motorcycles were later on found out to be involved in illegal drag racing activity. PNP Tagum
The Philippine National Police increases their visibility in the national highway and warns the citizens of the dangers this activity poses to the public. The vehicles incurred damages and were placed under the custody of the PNP Tagum for proper disposition. PNP Tagum