Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Runner Collapsed, Dies in a Freak Incident

Below is the official statement from the organizers of the Energizer Night Race as posted in the Cebu Running's Facebook account.


Young Runner Dies in Freak Incident

Alexander Landero, 19, who joined the recently concluded, popular night race died in a freak incident at the Mandaue District Hospital. Landero is a member of the Danao Runners Club.

Authorities are investigating why Landero went out of control inside the hospital while awaiting treatment after he fainted, this after he finished the 10K run.

Organizers of the race clarified that Landero did not die during the race. According to the spot report filed at the Mandaue Police Station, shortly after the incident, the victim was brought by ACERT ambulance personnel to the hospital for medical attention.

Witnesses were stunned that Landero suddenly ran to the operating room doors and jumped through the glass which resulted in lacerations on his left arm.

Landero then hurled himself out of the recovery room windows. Investigative and Detective Management Branch (IDMB) personnel composed of P/Insp. Zosimo Jabas, PO2 Raniel Cartin and PO1 Crestito Raboy found the victim lying in the garden already unconscious.

Responding officers, together with the help of hospital personnel brought the victim back to the emergency room for medical attention but at around 11:26pm of the same day, the attending physician declared Landero dead.

We are saddened by this unfortunate turn of events and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Landero family.

Kristian Cortes

To Alex Landero, rest in peace!
To your family, our deepest condolences!


Anonymous said...

Maka flip man diay ning ma adik ka sa running sa?

katol villagante said...

saw the report on tv. kawawa jud. rest in peace brother!

IO said...


luoy sd ni nga story...