British man killed in head-on collision with truck in Davao City

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The aftermath of the collision between a truck and a car in which British man James William McGrory, aged 59, was killed. Photograph by Bayan Patroller Junifer Liwag.

A British man has died after his car was in collision with a truck in Davao City. James William McGrory, aged 59, was declared dead at the scene of the crash in Marilog district, at about 3pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 4).

Details of the collision remain unclear, but local police told GMA-News that the driver of the dump truck, Brendo Dablo, may have steered into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision.

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The truck driver is now being held at Marilog Police Station under suspicion of ‘reckless imprudence resulting in homicide’ and damage to property.

Mr McGrory’s remains were taken to the Angel Funeral Homes in Calinin.

It has not been confirmed whether the victim was a permanent resident of the Philippines, or a visitor.

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Investigations into the collision are continuing.

The collision is just the latest deadly accident involving heavy vehicles on Philippine roads.

On Wednesday last week (March 29) we reported how seven people were killed and four injured when a truck loaded with sugarcane crashed into a roadside restaurant in the Batangas town of Taal.

Eyewitnesses described how the vehicle was hit by another truck, causing it to skid and plough into the eatery where the victims were eating breakfast.

In October, we reported on another fatal crash involving a runaway truck.

Five people were killed and 14 injured when it lost its brakes and ploughed into heavy traffic in Quezon City.

The 22-wheeler was carrying 60 tons of metal – 40 tons over its official capacity – when its brakes failed and it smashed into five vehicles.

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