Rider dead in motorcycle-bus collision in Quezon province
LUCENA CITY — A motorcycle rider died early Tuesday, Aug. 1, after his vehicle collided with a commuter bus along the Maharlika Highway in Tayabas City in Quezon province.
The Quezon police said that Henry Calabano, 57, was traveling at 12:10 a.m. along the highway in Barangay Isabang when his motorcycle collided head-on with an oncoming Raymond passenger bus driven by Joel Ortinero.
The motorcycle and the rider were consequently run over by the bus, the report said.
Calabano suffered a fatal head injury and died on the spot. The report did not specify if he was wearing a crash helmet.
Wearing crash helmets for all riders of two-wheeled motor vehicles is mandated under Republic Act No. 10054 or the motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.
Ortinero was taken into custody as the police are conducting further investigations.
The report did not specify whose vehicle was not in its lane when the collision happened.