LUCENA CITY — Another motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday, August 3 in Quezon, bringing the number of motorcyclist-related deaths in the province to seven in six days.
Quezon police said in a report that a yet-unidentified motorcyclist was struck at 00:55 by a truck driven by Rolando Gatucao at the intersection of the ring road at Barangay Tumbaga 1 in the city of Sariaya.
The cyclist suffered fatal head injuries and died instantly. The truck driver turned himself in to the police.
The report did not indicate whether Gatucao was wearing a protective helmet, a requirement of the 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Law.
On August 1, a motorcycle driven by Genesis Militante, 30, and his brother, Joshua, 27, as a rear passenger was struck at around 10 p.m. by an Izusu aluminum pickup truck driven by Melvin Valerio on Maharlika Highway in Barangay Malinao Ibaba in Atimonan. city.
The victims, both wearing protective helmets, suffered serious head and body injuries.
Génesis died on the way to the Doña Marta Memorial District Hospital, while Joshua expired while being treated.
Investigators said the Isuzu pickup passed another vehicle and entered the opposite lane, resulting in the collision.
He was arrested and will face criminal charges.
Earlier, another motorcyclist died after colliding with a commuter bus along the Maharlika Highway in the city of Tayabas. The fatality was not wearing a protective helmet.
On July 29, three motorcyclists were killed in separate traffic accidents in Calauag City and Atimonan. The three fatalities also did not have a helmet to protect their heads.
The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group says that 4,029 motorcycle accidents were reported in the country from January to April this year, which is almost half the 8,342 recorded in 2022.
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