A MOTORCYCLE driver was killed, while a biker was injured in an accident along the national highway of Barangay Bato in Sagay City, Negros Occidental early morning Friday, August 12, 2022.

Major Roberto Indiape Jr. said Sunday, August 14, that Maldino Manggay, 49, of Purok Humayan in the city's Barangay Rizal, succumbed to head injuries at the Alfredo E. Marañon, Sr. Memorial District Hospital.

Investigation showed that Manggay was tailing the bicycle of Gabriel Alcala, 23, of Purok Linasgasan also of Barangay Bato, when the accident happened.

Due to the impact, both Manggay and Alcala fell into the pavement but the former had serious injuries since he has no helmet and was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, Indiape said.

"But it could not be ascertained if he (Manggay) was speeding as the area where the accident happened is not well-lighted," he added.

Indiape also said that Alcala is now recuperating from the injuries he sustained from the accident.