Boy, 5, dies in jeepney accident in Itogon

ITOGON, Benguet – A 5-year old boy died after he was rammed over by a paasenger jeepney driven by his own father in the compound of their residence at Purok 1, Luacan, here, Wednesday morning.

Chief Inspector Eugene Raymundo, chief of the Itogon Municipal Police Station, identified the victim as Rhaiven Kurt Anapen Cornel, 5, while he named the suspect as, Rufo Kial Cornel, 41, married, driver and a resident of Purok 1, Luacan, Itogon, Benguet.

Initial police investigation showed the victim’s father went out of their house to drive his vehicle to its parking area and unknown to him, he was followed by his son.

The father started the vehicle moving backward and, unknown to him , rammed over the victim. To his surprise, he saw his son sprawled bloodied on the ground after alighting from his vehicle that was already properly parked.

The victim sustained severe head injuries that caused his instantaneous death and his body was brought home by his relatives before bringing him to a Baguio-based funeral parlor.

By Dexter A. See

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