BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 6-year old Grade I pupil died after he was accidentally hit on the head by an elf truck that was backing off along the Tabbacan barangay road, Lutheran Compound, Abatan here around 10:25 am Sunday
Police authorities withheld the identity of the victim considering that he was a minor but described him as a Grade I pupil from Ambabag, Guinaoang, Mankayan, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed the elt truck driven by Jamrason Acda Tay-og, 29, was en route to the interior part of the Tabbacan barangay road when it met a passenger van, thus, the driver decided to back off to give way for the said van to maneuver forward.
When the elf truck was backing off, it accidentally hit the head of the 6-year old boy that was on the side of the road.
The victim was immediately rushed to the Lutheran District Hospital but he was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Hilda Kimmakim, municipal health officer, because of severe head injuries.
The driver surrendered to the responding police operatives and is now detained at the Buguias Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of charges of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide against him before the Benguet provincial prosecutor’s office.