Accident kills 3 in Balamban-A A +A
Saturday, October 5, 2013
THREE men were killed after their motorcycles collided in Barangay Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu at dawn yesterday.
PO1 Johnrell Romero of Balamban Police Station identified them as Noriel Tamayo, 20; Bryan Quimod, 20; and Dixon Lazaga, 34.
He said the accident took place at 3 a.m. while the victims were on their way home, traveling in opposite directions.
Lazaga of Barangay Dumlog, Toledo City came from attending a fiesta celebration when he overtook another vehicle.
Tamayo, who was driving the other bike, crashed into Lazaga’s vehicle. He was thrown away, together with Quimod, his passenger.
Romero told Sun.Star Cebu Lazaga and Quimod died on the spot while Tamayo didn’t make it to the hospital alive.
“We are trying to determine if any of them had consumed alcohol,” he said.
In a separate incident, a man believed to be mentally-ill died after he was run over by a ten-wheeler truck on B. Rodriguez St., Cebu City yesterday morning.
Jomenil Tungal of Baarangay Maguikay, Mandaue City died from severe head injuries. He was rushed to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), but died on the way there.
The accident happened at past 9 a.m. while Tugal, together with his live-in partner Elizabeth Bacalso, were waiting to cross the street.
The truck with plate number GDS-427 driven by Antonio Escobilla was heading towards Atlantic Hardware in Mandaue City to deliver construction materials.
Escobilla, 54, of Barangay Poblacion, Asturias said Tungal was standing along the road when the victim suddenly jumped in front of the truck.
“Nikalit lang siya og dive. Wala nako nakahunong dayon (I had no time to stop),” he told reporters.
However, traffic enforcer Jose Ugsang dismissed the driver’s claim, citing the victim didn’t commit suicide.
Tungal reportedly came to have a check-up in the psychiatric ward of Vicente Sotto.
Ugsang said the victim was hit by the truck as Tungal and his live-in partner were about to cross the street.
A resident, who wished not to be named, said the street is accident prone.
With no pedestrian lane, stop light and traffic enforcer manning the street, many people have been hit by vehicles in the area.
Escobilla was detained at Cebu City Traffic Operations Management and will face a complaint of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 05, 2013.