Boy dies after being run over by motorcycle


Posted at Jul 29 2014 04:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2014 12:20 AM

MANILA – A 6-year-old boy died after a motorcycle hit him in Cainta, Rizal on Tuesday.

Police said the boy was crossing Ortigas Avenue Extension in Barangay Sto. Nino with two other children when the accident occurred.

The two children managed to reach the other side of the road while the victim got hit by a motorcycle, driven by James Ortega.

The boy was brought to Takano Hospital but he died later on.

Ortega, a 25-year-old seaman, said he tried to slow down but his motorcycle still hit the victim. He also got injured in the accident.

Police confirmed crossing that portion of the road is prohibited. However, Ortega may still be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide. – report from Dennis Datu, dzMM