3 motorcycle riders dead, 2 hurt in Quezon road mishaps
LUCENA CITY — Three motorcycle riders died and two others were
injured in separate mishaps on Sunday and Monday in Quezon province.
The Quezon police said in a report on Tuesday, Sept. 26, that motorcycle driver Jeremy Ramirez, 24, with back-rider Renato Ramirez, 51, was negotiating the Maharlika Highway in Barangay Sampaloc 2 at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Their vehicle bumped into a motorcycle driven by Rogelio Cagas, 38, who was running in the same direction.
Jeremy lost control of his motorcycle that fell into a canal on the
roadside. The two riders suffered fatal head injuries and died on the spot.
Cagas also suffered injuries and was taken to the Quezon Medical Center in this city for treatment.
The three riders were not wearing crash helmets, which is required for riders of two-wheeled motorized vehicles under the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.
Police Staff Sergeant Jerico Pastrana, the case investigator, said the three victims came from a drinking session and were traveling together when the mishap happened.
In another report, motorcyclist Peter James Menguito collided with an
on-coming Peñafrancia Bus driven by Rodolfo Luzande Jr. at the Sariaya
town proper at 12:35 a.m. on Monday.
Menguito, who was wearing a crash helmet, suffered grave injuries and
died while being taken to a local hospital.
The police are conducting further investigation while Luzande remains
in their custody.
In this city, motorcycle rider Ranelo Talisayon, 43, was cruising
the diversion road when he was bumped by a DLTB bus driven by Marcelino Amata Jr. in Barangay Domoit around 2:30 a.m. also on Monday.
The bus sped off after the incident but was chased by another motorcyclist.
Talisayon suffered injuries and was taken to the Quezon Medical Center in the city center for treatment.
The victim and the bus company agreed to settle out of court, police said.
The three fatalities were the latest victims of motorcycle-related
mishaps in Quezon this month, which now total seven.
In August, 14 motorcyclists died in road mishaps in the province.