Doctor hits parking attendant, faces raps

August 04, 2020

A 67-YEAR-OLD doctor is now facing a case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide after he accidentally hit a parking attendant who was crossing the street at the corner of Taft Avenue and T.M Kalaw Street in Ermita, Manila the other night.

Victim Jimmy Castro, of  694 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, died while receiving treatment in a hospital.

Meanwhile, now in the custody of the  Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit is  Dr. Apolinario Tablan, Jr., a neurologist,  of Blk.7 lot 7 Domenico St., Fortofino Heights,Las Pinas City.

A probe by P/ Cpl.Ericson dela Cruz said the accident took place at around 9 p.m. The doctor was driving his 2016 Toyota Fortuner (PN NCE 7061) and was reportedly running on green light when the victim crossed the street. The incident was caught on video via a dash camera.

The victim got thrown on impact and was rushed to the nearest hospital by the police who happened to be there and the Lapaz Makati Rescue ambulance which was passing by.

Tablan was turned over to the traffic bureau in Port Area, Manila.