Colon motorbike accident knocks down boxer-A A +A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
BOXER Alex John “AJ” Banal was involved in a vehicular accident yesterday afternoon.
It happened at the corner of Colon and Jakosalem Streets in Cebu City.
Based on the investigation of the City Traffic Division, a motorcycle driven by Tan Henry Taliktik crashed into Banal’s motorcycle.
SPO1 Filomeno Vikeso Jr. said Taliktik was in the wrong lane.
Witnesses said Banal was on the left side of Jakosalem St. waiting for the traffic light to turn green so he could turn left to Colon St.
Taliktik was reportedly behind Banal.
When the traffic light turned yellow, Banal turned left, but Taliktik, who was going straight, rammed into his motorcycle.
Their motorcycles fell, leaving both men injured.
The two were rushed to the Cebu City Medical Center.
Still no statements
Witnesses said Taliktik should have stayed in the right portion of the road since he was going straight.
As of yesterday, traffic investigators were still waiting for both men to issue statements about the incident.
“Nagpaabot pami sa ilahang duha kay wala pa sila moari sa opisina. Amo silang kuhaan og statements duha kung unsa gyuy nahitabo (We’re waiting for them to tell us exactly what happened),” Vikeso said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 04, 2013.