Apprehended truck driver runs over traffic enforcer

A 10-wheeler truck driver ran over the enforcer who apprehended him at Jose Abad Santos Avenue Road in San Fernando City, Pampanga, on Wednesday morning.

The 31-year-old enforcer was dead on the spot.

In a report from the office of San Fernando Police Station, Commander P / Lt. Col. Paul Gamido identified the victim as Mark Jun Rodriguez, 31, a member of the Traffic Management Unit and a resident of Phase 1, Villa Barosa, Brgy. Dolores, San Fernando City.

The driver of the truck was identified as Johnny Cole, 55, resident of Rotonda St., Culdesac, Sun Valley, Parañaque City.

It was about 9:30 a.m. when the victim noticed the truck (ACN-1361) from Subic to Laguna, which violated a law when it passed by the Lazatin Flyover.

Rodriguez confronted the suspect, but Cole did not stop the truck. Rodriguez drove his motorcycle and chased Cole up to the Southbound Exit area in North Luzon Expressway, going to Manila.

Witness said Cole intentionally hit the traffic enforcer who died immediately.

The truck driver, who was facing murder charges, immediately surrendered.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) requested to increase its 2020 budget to increase the salary of traffic enforcers last month

A regular traffic enforcer earns P11,800 a month, which is the minimum wage. However, those who were on orders receive lower at around P9,000 a month. They also don’t have hazard pay.

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