Malolos City—The president of the City Federation of Sanggunian Kabataan was killed in a freak car crash in Barangay Sto. Niño, Plaridel, Bulacan early dawn Monday.
Councilor Mark Paolo SD. Manaysay, 24, nephew of front-running mayoral candidate Didis Domingo, was dead on-the-spot after his Toyota GT86 two-door sports car (plate NEL 86) smashed into a row of houses and parked passenger jeepneys before crashing into a steel gate.
The site of the crash was near an accident-prone area called Nabuag Bridge across the North Luzon Expressway that links the city to the town of Plaridel.
Footages of CCTV video of Brgy. Sto. Niño showed the fast speeding car of Manaysay at exactly 2:30:14 am as it crossed the pedestrian marker near the barangay hall which is about 300 meters away from the Malolos-Plaridel boundary.
Five seconds later, the headlights of the sports car smashed into the rows of houses and dragged the parked jeepney in a swirling-motion near the center of the road. So powerful was the impact that the entire under-chassis of the jeepney was wiped out.
Bryan Balingit, 32, a cameraman of GMA7, and younger brother of Rommel, owner of the jeepney, said: “I was in a Christmas party in Brgy. Agnaya, less than 5 kilometers away, when my wife told me that a man was killed in an accident that damaged our front grills.”
Bolt cutters were used by police and rescue team to extract the dead body of Manaysay. The car was a total wreck.
The victim’s body now lies in state at the family residence in Barangay Lugam, Malolos City where he was headed home when the accident happened.
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