Just one day after a vehicular accident in Clark Freeport Zone left one pedestrian dead, authorities of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) have apprehended both suspects in the incident and surrendered these to the police for the filing of appropriate charges.
CDC’s Public Safety Department (PSD) was immediately on the scene following reports of two fast-moving vehicles colliding into a pedestrian in Fontana Leisure Parks. Initial investigations by the PSD have identified the victim as a Chinese national. The CDC PSD has identified the suspects to be Jomarie P. Intal, Filipino, of Barangay Bundagol, Mabalacat City, and Ling Yang Ting, a Chinese national with residence in Fontana, Clark Freeport. According to the investigation, both vehicles were speeding when the accident took place.
Video footage of the incident was captured by a nearby security camera. CDC has studied this intensely to identify the parties involved. The video shows how two pedestrians were walking along a road in Fontana when two vehicles speed towards them: a black SUV and a white van. Unfortunately, the gentleman on the right was caught in the collision. He has since passed from his injuries.
According to Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president Vince Dizon quickly condemned the incident, citing the need to follow traffic rules to avoid these tragic consequences. The BCDA chief also reiterated the harsh consequences facing those who violate the zero-tolerance rule in Clark.
“In Clark, we tolerate no one — whether Filipinos or foreigners — who are in violation of any traffic rules and regulations especially overspeeding on any Clark road particularly inside tourism estates and residential areas,” Dizon said in a statement.
“We also reiterate our warning to foreign workers that any involvement in criminal charges can lead to revocation of their working permits. Repeated violations could also lead to sanctions and penalties and eventually to suspension or permanent revocation of permit to operate of the companies they work for in Clark,” the BCDA chief continued.
As of writing, both suspects are being held in the Pampanga Police Provincial Office – Mabalacat City Police Station.