Close  

Man driving motorcycle sans helmet dies in Maharlika Highway mishap

LUCENA CITY – With just a day before the New Year, a road accident claimed the life a young man along the Maharlika Highway in Sariaya town in Quezon province.

Quoting a report from the Sariaya police, Senior Supt. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Quezon police chief, said Mark Merano Mendoza, 24, was traversing Lagnas bridge in Barangay Sampaloc 2 aboard a Yamaha RS 100 (DD-8371) towards Candelaria town when it collided head on with a Leyte-bound Silver Star tourist bus (UYC-979) at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mendoza died on the spot from head injuries. His back rider, Leo Jaypee Ventura Camacho, 24, sustained injuries and was rushed to Quezon Medical Center in Lucena City.

The victims, both of Barangay Sto. Cristo of Sariaya, were not wearing the mandatory crash helmets for protection, according to Ylagan.

FEATURED STORIES

Investigators found out that the bus was overtaking and was out of its lane when it hit the incoming motorcycle.

Police said the bus, driven by Celso B. Ferreras Jr., was being operated by Silverstar Shuttle and Tours Inc. with office address at Mercado Compound in San Pedro, Laguna.

Ferreras escaped after the accident and left his bus at the town proper, two kilometers away from the accident site, report said.

Wearing crash helmets for all riders of two-wheeled motorized vehicle is mandated under Republic Act No. 10054, otherwise known the motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009”.

Despite the regularity of police checkpoints, motorcycle riders have been seen driving on the streets and streets and national highway in the province without sporting crash helmets.

Last month, five helmet-less motorcycle riders also died in three separate road accidents in the towns of Sariaya, Pagbilao and Mulanay.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Maharlika Highway, Motorcycle accident, Quezon Province, Regions, Sariaya town
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.