Police trainee, teen killed as bikes collide

Killed was Richard Pascual, 23, of Barangay Takulin, Matalam, North Cotabato.

Also killed was 19-year old Genesis Berdin from Purok Santol, Barangay Dalapitan, also in Matalam, that collided with the Honda motorcycle driven by Pascual.

Both died an hour after they were rushed to different hospitals here due to severe head injuries. Pascual died at the Kidapawan City Medical Specialist Hospital and Berdin at the North Cotabato Provincial Hospital.

The police trainee was on his way home to Matalam, while the teenager was heading towards the city. Both literally flew from their motorcycles due to the impact of the collision

Pascual’s family was devastated when they learned of his death. He would have become a regular member of the PNP as he was about to complete his field training at the Kidapawan City PNP this month.

“He has dreamed of becoming a police officer. It’s so unfortunate that he died even before he reached his dreams,” a relative said. (MindaNews)