Porter killed in airport mishap PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:30

An airport porter was killed in a freak accident at the vicinity of the Zamboanga International Airport the other day.

The fatality was identified as Dodong Rojasmateo y Barcelona of Sagrada Village, Camino Nuevo.

A police report disclosed that Rojasmateo was pinned between two vehicles that killed him as a result.

Initial investigation disclosed that Rojasmateo was standing at the parking lot around 7:20 p.m. in between a Toyota Vios car driven by Arvie Gutierez y Jiongco and a Pajero Wagon driven by Leonardo Diaz y Sanchez.

Police said that while leaving the parking lot, Diaz was maneuvering the Pajero on the reverse direction. However, he accidentally stepped on the accelerator and lost control of the vehicle sending it backward and bumping Rojasmateo until he was “sandwiched” in between the Pajero and the Toyota Vios.

Rojasmateo sustained injuries in the body and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.


oth vehicles were impounded, while the driver of the Pajero wagon was placed under police custody. – Dan Toribio Jr.