2 killed in megadike mishap

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


CAMP OLIVAS -- Two drivers were killed while a passenger was injured when a motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle figured in a collision along the Eastern Megadike road in Barangay San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga on Wednesday evening.

In a report here, Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, identified the fatalities as Adriano Roque, 42, a resident of Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao town and Wilson Din, 51, a resident of Sta. Teresita Village, Angeles City.

Mark Manalo, 27, of Pulung Cacutud, Angeles City, the passenger of Din, suffered injuries in the body and was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Angeles City, said Madrid.

Investigation conducted by the Bacolor police said the Mitsubishi Pajero (XJA-251) driven by Din was travelling very fast along the northbound lane of the Mega Dike road while the Honda motorcycle (5583-VZ) driven by Roque, was also travelling at great speed along the opposite lane.

The motorcycle suddenly swerved to the left lane and its left side portion collided with the front left side portion of the SUV, police said.

Madrid said that due to the strong impact, Roque was thrown out and fell at the grassy and cogonal down slope of the southbound lane of the road, about seven meters downhill.

The SUV meanwhile rammed the permanent concrete barriers at the southbound side and then fell down the same slope.

Both drivers suffered severe injuries in the different parts of the body.

Din and Manalo were taken to the Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital in the City of San Fernando but Din expired while undergoing treatment.

Roque was taken to the Ricardo Rodriguez District Hospital in Bacolor town but he also died while undergoing treatment, the report said.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on April 27, 2014.

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