Helper Falls From Truck
A cargo truck helper died when he fell from the vehicle while trying to embark at Km 118 in Barangay Tigbao, Calatrava town, Negros Occidental around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP chief identified the victim as Arsencio Peroramas, 40, single, of Barangay Mahilum, also of the town.
He fell from the top of the cargo truck loaded with softdrinks when he tried to alight, lost control of his balance and hit head first to the cemented road.
He was rushed back to Calatrava District Hospital for treatment but died about two hours later.
The cargo truck came from Barangay Malatas of the town and was bound for Toboso, Negros Occidental driven by Olivert Alegiojo Cabalquinto, single, of Barangay General Luna in Toboso town. The cargo truck is owned by Dopo Susana Vallacar of Barangay Salamanca in Toboso town.*