THE traffic enforcer who was hit and dragged by a motorist he had accosted died on Tuesday afternoon, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Francis Tolentino said.
Tolentino rushed to the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City upon hearing of the death of Sonny Acosta.
The MMDA chief assured Acosta’s family that the agency will provide legal assistance and will pay all the hospital expenses.
Acosta had been in critical condition since he sustained severe head injuries after being hit by the driver of an Isuzu Sportivo whom he flagged down for being on the lane designated for provincial buses in Cubao, Quezon City, on December 19.
He asked for the motorist’s license, but the driver, identified as Mark Ian Libunao, sped off even if Acosta’s hand was still in the car’s window. He was dragged.
The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries and driving with an expired driver’s license against Libunao.