What seemed like an ordinary day of commute, turned out to be her last.
A woman fell to her death while getting off a CEM bus along the northbound lane of EDSA-Balintawak in Quezon City yesterday, January 29, 2017.
Chief Insp. Carlito Renegin, head of the city Police Traffic Management Office, said that Boe, 49 years old, was about to alight the vehicle and was standing near the door when she fell, hitting her head on the pavement.
She was rushed to the hospital but died of severe head trauma.
According to the bus conductor, he thought Boe was still behind him and that he was surprised upon seeing her lying lifeless on the road.
But witnesses claim that he had something to do with her death as he allegedly urged Boe to get off the bus quickly to avoid a violation ticket from nearby MMDA traffic enforcers.
The bus driver, Edmond Salcedo, surrendered to the authorities voluntarily after the incident.
On June 14, 2016, a similar incident happened on EDSA-Kalayaan Avenue near Buendia.
Captured on another driver's dashcam, two female passengers were about to get off from a Jasper Jean Bus when the vehicle abruptly moved forward.
One of them managed to land on her feet, but the other fell to the ground, barely missing getting rolled over by the bus.
The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has since summoned the bus operator, including the bus driver and conductor, for disciplinary action.
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