Container van topples in Mandaue City; motorcycle driver dies

A MOTORCYCLE driver died after a lamp post, which was hit by a container van, fell on him at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at U.N. Avenue in Mandaue City, Cebu.

It took three hours before the container truck was removed using the crane truck of the City’s Department of General Services.

In a Facebook post by Glenn Bobot Antigua, a closed-circuit television camera footage showed that the container van fell on its side after its driver made a sharp turn at U.N. Avenue-Ouano Avenue intersection.


Antigua said that Joser Potayre, the truck driver, may have lost control of his vehicle because he was running at high speed when he made the turn at 3:50 p.m.

Potayre was on his way to the Mactan Export Processing Zone.

The container separated from the van, and hit the lamppost on the center island and another container van in the opposite lane.

The lamppost fell and hit Robert Borlasa, a resident of Sitio Kalubian in Barangay Yati, Liloan, who was waiting for traffic signal to turn green.

Borlasa was rushed to the Mandae City District Hospital, where he died.

Potayre was brought to the Mandaue City Police Office-Traffic Management Unit and was detained pending the filing of charges against him. (Flor M. Gitgano, PNB/SunStar Philippines)
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