The driver involved in Taguig hit-and-run incident who victimized grade 10 student named John Randel delos Reyes has surrendered to the authorities on the same day the incident happened. The hit-and-run incident happened thursday morning and became viral after a certain John Paul Escario posted on his Facebook account pictures of the victim sustaining head and body injuries.
According to the Taguig Police chief Senior Superintendent Arthur Felix Asis, the driver named Marshall Jun Mamaoag has surrendered himself at the Taguig Police station 7, Bonifacio Global City on Friday at around 11am. He was accompanied by his lawyer.
Mamaoag defended that the reason he didn’t check the students condition immediately after the accident is the fear that people might beat him. In an interview with ABS-CBN TV Patrol about Taguig hit-and-run incident, Mamaoag said, “…that time po kase ako yung nagmamaneho, kung naiintingihan din po sana na nung time na yon na nagkakagulo na din sa isip mo kung anung nangyayari, hindi mo agad madedesisyunan kung anung gagawin mo…”
Mamaoag also denied the accusation that he just came out because the Taguig hit-and-run incident became viral.
Mamaoag expressed his apology to the parents of the victim and willingness to shoulder medication expenses for their son. However, the parents still continue to file charges of damage to properties and reckless imprudence resulting to physical injuries against Mamaoag.
Randy delos Reyes, father of John Randel, said, “…’yung ginawa mo ay hindi po makatao yon, kase kung tao po kayo, sana man lang po nagmalasakit kayo sa anak ko. Kase hindi naman po yan bagay, aso, hayop o anuman na pag nabangga, hahayaan mo na, dumeretso ka na lang…”
They also expressed their gratitude to the concerned citizen who posted the incident on Facebook. They believed that Mamaoag won’t choose to come out if the incident did not become viral. ” kung hindi na-viral ang anak ko sa Facebook, malamang walang gan’tong magaganap!…kaya pasalamat kami sa concerned citizen!” said Marife delos Reyes, mother of John Randal.