CAMP JUAN, LAOAG CITY  – – A son of an Ilocos Norte lawmaker died in a vehicular accident along the national highway in Barangay Pasiocan, Bacarra town last Sunday.

Chief Inspector Jonathan Papay, spokesperson of the police provincial office here, identified the victim as Rodolfo Fariñas Jr, 20, of Barangay Barit, Laoag City, and son of Rep. Rodolfo Farinas of the First Congressional District.

Citing an initial report of the Bacarra Police station, Papay said that at about 5:30 a.m., Jonathan Valdez Y Bataliones, 36, saw Farinas driving his BMW motorcycle at high speed when he lost control of the vehicle and bumped into a concrete barrier.

Valdez, the provincial director of the Ilocos Norte’s emergency response unit, said that the impact threw off  Farinas while his motorcycle caught fire and burned up.

Farinas suffered serious multiple injuries and was rushed by rescuers to the Governor Roque Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and fractures but died several hours later. Freddie G. Lazaro/NorthboundPH