1 dead, 3 hurt in 2 road mishaps involving motorcycles

LEGAZPI CITY – Police have advised motorcycle riders to be more careful while driving their vehicles as more accidents involving this mode of transport have been reported in the past days.

The law enforcers have also found that most motorcycle drivers involved in accidents have expired documents and do not wear helmets.

On Sunday alone, a police report said two incidents involving motorcycles occurred.

At 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Barangay Mabalodbalod, Tigaon, Camarines Sur, an SYM Bonus X motorcycle, colored red/black and with for “registration plate”, being driven by Carlito O. dela Torre was bumped by another motorcycle being driven by Mark April P. Colar.

Police said while Dela Torre’s motorcycle was cruising the right side of the national highway in the place, it was accidentally bumped by the Suzuki smash 115 motorcycle colored black being driven by Colar and travelling from Goa, Camarines Sur to Naga City.

Both drivers fell down on the cemented road and suffered physical injuries.

Responding policemen brought them to the Tigaon Primary Hospital for treatment but at about 11:00 a.m., Dela Torre was declared dead while being treated by a doctor.

Colar voluntarily surrendered to Tigaon MPS after treatment.

On the same day, another accident occurred at about 11:25 a.m., at Barangay San Pantaleon, Magarao, Camarines Sur.

The incident involved a Black Rusi motorcycle owned and being driven by Asis B. Villamer of San Isidro, Magarao and a black-green Suzuki Smash Raider motorcycle driven by Adelio B. Agorita.

A police report said Villamer was about to execute a U-turn at J4 Eatery at the scene of accident when his motorcycle accidentally collided with that of Agorita, which is travelling from Canaman, Camarines Sur going to Barangay Sta. Lucia, Magarao,

As a result, Agorita sustained physical injuries but refused to undergo treatment.

The report said Villamer had an expired official receipt for the registration of the vehicle and was not wearing a helmet while Agorita did not present a certificate of registration and was not also wearing a helmet.

Both parties came into settlement, the police said. Jorge Hallare/PNA/northboundasia.com