CCTO to seize passenger e-trikes traveling along major roads

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PERSONNEL from the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) will no longer tolerate passenger electric tricycles (e-trikes) traveling along the city’s main roads.

Jounald Bautista, CCTO’s chief of operations, told SunStar Cebu that they have been confiscating passenger e-trikes caught in the city’s major thoroughfares since early this year.

As of July of this year, CCTO had apprehended 38 e-trike drivers who were caught transporting passengers in the city’s main roads.

Bautista said that for this month, they have intensified their campaign following the fatal accident that occurred at the corner of M.J. Cuenco Ave. and T. Padilla St. on Monday, Aug. 1, which resulted in the deaths of e-trike driver Generoso Paca, 61, and his passenger, Felipa Maurin, 68. Paca was driving his e-trike with Maurin as his passenger. He was proceeding to make a turn towards T. Padilla St. when a van driven by Alberto Andon rammed against the e-trike.

Paca died instantly while Maurin died later in the hospital.

Bautista said it was the first time that an e-trike was involved in a fatal accident in the city this year.

Meanwhile, local police are set to file charges against Andon for his involvement in Paca and Maurin’s deaths.

Andon is set to face charges for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide.

SSg. Nemesio Denopol, investigator of the Parian Police Station in Cebu City, said the charges against Andon will be filed before the local court on Friday, Aug. 5. Andon, however, can still post bail for his temporary liberty.

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