3 dead in motorbike accident; 4 hurt as truck hits house

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Three people were killed after the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a taxi in Pasig City.

The police said the three victims identified as Rey Mark Pontay, the driver of the motorcycle with plate number 6054 OD, and his passengers Daryl Ramirez and Aldrin Visbal, were on their way home from a night out when they met an accident on the southbound lane of C-5 Road shortly after midnight Monday.

Pontay and Ramirez, according to SPO2 Carlito Guillarte of the city’s traffic division, died on the spot. Visbal died at the nearby Rizal Medical Center.

Guillarte said the victims were traveling on the northbound lane of C-5 when Pontay lost control of the motorcycle which crossed the center island and on to the opposite lane where it hit a taxi cab with Michael Epal behind the wheel.

The impact sent the motorcycle riders tumbling onto the street while the taxi cab suffered heavy damage.

Guillarte said the victims did not appear to be wearing helmets.

According to Visbal’s sister Elena, her younger brother was set to leave for work abroad within the month.

Guillarte said that charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property in connection with the damaged vehicles would be filed against Epal who was detained at the Pasig police headquarters.

Meanwhile, a truck driver, his two helpers and a 10-year-old boy had to be rushed to the hospital after they were injured when a delivery truck slammed into a house in Malabon City at 10:10 a.m. Monday.

PO2 Joshua Fernandez identified the driver of the truck as Rodel Delema, 42.

Delema and his two truck helpers identified only as Kenneth and Joel were about to deliver noodles when the vehicle’s brakes failed and it hit a house  on A. Bonifacio Street, Fernandez said.

The 10-year-old boy who had yet to be identified was also injured after he was sideswiped by the truck.

Barangay chair Sheridan Abad said in a radio interview that it was a good thing the house, owned by the Puhod family, was made of concrete.

“It’s a good thing the truck hit the house and not the eatery full of people in front of it,” Abad added.

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  • Horst Manure

    victims did not appear to be wearing helmets. Same as the last Motor bike accident… any one see a pattern forming here???

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

       The pattern is filipinos are too stupid to learn from past mistakes

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Victims were not wearing helmets, they overloaded the bike (3 passengers), the bike driver lost control and swerved to the opposite lane slamming into the taxi cab which was in the proper lane and right of way. Yet, the taxi driver is now in jail and charges of reckless imprudence resulting into homicide are set to be filed against him. Total lack of common sense and pure stupidity on the part of the cops! 

    How cruel it may sound, it was the dead bike passengers and their stupidity who endangered the life of the taxi driver and caused damage to his cab.  The 3 victims were guilty of reckless imprudence resulting into physical injuries and damage to private property.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

       Don’t forget the bit “on their way home from a night out” so they were frigging DRUNK also.

  • PoliticalScience101

    Can some one please explain to me how can the taxi driver be in fault here..he was on the proper  lane going about his business, totally legal and suddenly out of no were a motorcycle with 3 men riding on it, fly a cross the center island and on to the opposite lane were the poor taxi driver was and collide, and yet the taxi drive get’s hauled to the jail..how can the Philippians police be so incompetent and moronic this is totally assinine and illogical by any third  world standard..free the taxi drive he is at no fault here, also he should be compensated for damages to his taxi and any personal injury!!    

    • vaporub123

      sad to say but thats the reality if accidents happened.the police usually blame the third party that is not even at fault.just like the reasoning of the fire marshall ” faulty wiring or candle is the cause” without forensic evidence.only in the philippines

    • Adam_d_langgam

      just scratched my balls here bud ….. the taxi driver charged for the stupidity and recklessness of the other parties?  three in a bike with no helmet.

      no wonder we are still a third world country.  why do we have idiots as policemen?

  • vaporub123

    bawal ang 3 pasahero sa  motorsiklo at walang mga helmet.bakit hindi hinuhuli ang mga yan? alam ba ng mga taga LTO at pulis na mahirap kontrolin ang manibela pag sobra sa legal na pinapayagan pasahero ang motorsiklo? kaya maraming naaakisdente at nahohold-up dahil maluwag ang batas trapiko dyan sa metro manila.GISING LTO AT PULIS.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    Wake up lawmakers, where in the law does this taxi driver get held responsible for other monkey drivers stupid irresponsible driving. HE IS THE VICTIM here. Just because the others were killed does not mean they were the innocent ones. Damn…This has to be the ultimate filipino stupidity

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

      Agree..just because he is alive it does not mean that he is the guilty one. Even evidence speaks for itself the motorcycle was the one who crosses the opposite lane and not the cab…stupid law…and stupid investigators…

    • matt fajardo

      Panong naging kasalanan ng taxi driver yon? Tsk, I’m paying my tax para sweldohan lang ang mga taong ganito ka kitid ang utak.. (kung may utak man..)

  • TheSmilingBandit

    Let me get this straight, the OVERLOADED motorcycle bearing people not wearing helmets as mandated by law, loses control and crosses over the island to hit the taxi … and the TAXI driver is the one being blamed? What kind of idiocy is this about?

  • $14334231

    dumb:- motorcycle driver
    dumber:- po2 guillarte
    dumbest: the f#1$kin’ law

    stupid: – delema for driving without noticing faulty brakes
    most stupid: – the truck owner for not having checked the condition of the truck

    charges goes to:….pontay MC driver; guillarte for having a pea brain; truck driver and, most of all….the owner of the truck….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    Guillarte said that charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property in connection with the damaged vehicles would be filed against Epal who was detained at the Pasig police headquarters.

    uhm, this guillarte guy…  did he even finish elementary?  ayos din ang kapulisan natin ah… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

    To those who are asking why the taxi driver was  jailed when all evidence show that the motorcycle riders are at fault – it is because he is a taxi driver whom the police can bully. Had the motorcycle hit a BMW car, do you think the driver will be jailed??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJWOSERENIZQCR35IJH6SLXBUI cali

    where is the Chief of Police here? his men must be sacked for dumbness!

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