The Manila Police District reported to PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS a traffic accident involving a police officer and a male on board Toyota Vios 2013 at about 8:00 pm of March 20, 2020 along España St. corner Blumentrit St., Sampaloc Manila.
PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS identified the police officer as PCpl Charlton Jay Estavillo y Manuel, y/o, Married, Police Officer and Presently assigned at Sampaloc Police Station as Investigator. Meanwhile, the owner of the vehicle Toyota Vios 2013 bearing plate number URO143 was identified as Philip Anthony Ipapo y Peralta, 37 years old, single,residing at #2811 South Tower La Verti Residences Brgy San Isidro Pasay City.
Investigation revealed that Manila cops were conducting checkpoint in the well-lighted area in order to check the temperature of the people and prevent possible spread of Covid 19. Unfortunately, while these police officers were performing their duties, suspect on board his private vehicle bound to Quiapo, Manila and approaching said checkpoint, did not notice and accidentally sideswiped PCpl Estavillo. As a consequence, victim sustained Physical injuries and was immediately attended by Raha Volunteer.
Suspect is now under the custody of Sampaloc Police Station and will be turned over to MPD Traffic Enforcement Unit for proper disposition.
While PCpl Estavillo is currently at Chinese General Hospital-Emergency Room and about to undergo X-ray and CT Scan examination to determine the extent of injury sustained from the accident.
PMGEN SINAS reminded the public to slow down whenever passing checkpoints set up by frontliners. “I am saddened by this report because I know that this policeman, has sacrificed a lot to secure the safety of the residents of Manila. To our fellowmen, if you feel sleepy, tired or sick, please stay at home. The police officers are working for your safety, please stay at home for us”, he said.
“Indeed, the risk in the life of a police is undeniable. Therefore, I will see to it that NCRPO will provide him the medical assistance he deserves”, he added.