1 dead, others hurt in Motorcycle-Van Collision in La Union

SAN JUAN, La Union – A motorcycle driver was killed and his back rider was severely wounded when their vehicle smashed into an incoming passenger van last Holy Thursday along the national highway in Barangay Urbiztondo here.

The fatality was identified as Jonard Gagarin, age not known, a resident of Sagayad Relocation site in San Fernando City; and John Lester de Guzman, 25, who was thrown off on impact of the head-on collision.

Gagarian was killed on arrival at a nearby hospital, where he and de Guzman and several passengers of the van were taken after the accident.

The driver of the van, identified as Cipriano Bucsit, 61, and some of his injured passengers along with de Guzman are still being treated at said hospital.

According to the San Juan police, Gagarin maneuvered the motorcycle into the other side of the road, unaware of the incoming van resulting in the head-on collision.

The police will arrest and detain Bucsit as soon as he recovers to face charges in court. ERWIN BELEO/Northbound Philippines News