Woman dies after being run over by dump truck

A WOMAN was killed while she was crossing the street in Sitio Center, Barangay Bacayan in Cebu City on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2023.

The victim, who was identified as 65-year-old Carmelita Borbajo Opoto, a resident of the sitio, was run over by a dump truck driven by Ramil Suson Ebora, a 48-year-old resident of Sitio Upper, Barangay Sinsin in the same city.

According to Major Alvin Llamedo, chief of the Talamban Police Station, Opoto was on her way to the market when the incident happened around 6 a.m.

Based on their initial investigation, Opoto was right behind a man who was walking to the other side of the road when she was struck by the dump truck.

Ebora told police he did not notice the victim until he heard people shouting that he had run over someone.

Ebora said he was on his way to dump garbage in Barangay Binaliw.

Llamedo said they are preparing to charge the driver with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

The police station chief said the dump truck is privately owned but it is being used by the Department of Public Services to haul garbage in the city. (GPL/PJB)