Young motocross champion and son of Negros Oriental SP member dies in accident

DUMAGUETE CITY — A tragic accident early Thursday ended the life of a young champion motocross racer who is the son of a provincial board member of Negros Oriental after his driven motorcycle collided head on with a four-wheeled vehicle at the national highway in Boloc-boloc, Sibulan town.

Declared dead by Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SUMCFI) attending physician Dr. Idall Yurong at 3:58 Thursday a.m. was Enzo Nikolai Teves, 16 years old, a resident of Barangay Talay in Dumaguete city and son of Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) federation president Arnulfo Teves, Jr., who sits as ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Initial police investigation disclosed a silver metallic Ford Ranger with plate No. FHU 267 was about to cross the highway going south to Dumaguete City from the gas station when upon reaching the median line, Teves, who was on board a customized 125 cc motorcycle was speeding from an opposite direction going north, suddenly appeared and bumped the left side of the four-wheeled vehicle.

The Ford Ranger’s registered owner is Aynie Mandajoyan Dizon, while the driver is her husband Alejo Dizon, Jr., a resident of Villa Pastora Subdivision, Barangay Batinguel in Dumaguete City.

Due to the impact, the motorcycle was cut into two and was a total wreck while Teves sustained heavy damage on his body, police investigation said.

Witnesses’ account showed that minutes before the incident, a tricycle was traversing the highway from Dumaguete going south to Sibulan at a moderate speed ahead of Teves, minutes later, was overtaken by the latter but accidentally collided head on with the Ford Ranger.

Sibulan police chief Sr. Insp. Nelson Lamoco could not give other details of the incident including questions whether there was a drag race at the time of the incident while further investigation is being conducted.

Enzo Nikolai and brother Axl Teves are members of Team FD Dumaguete AM Racing who participated in the Yamaha GP One Make Race in Tagum during the first leg, where Enzo Nikolai was Intermediate Expert champion, while Axl placed 3rd in Expert at Open category. This was in April 2015. PNA