Mo­tor­cy­cle driver dead in road ac­ci­dent in Abor­lan

Palawan News - - TOWNS - By Thessa Oliv­eros Cor­re­spon­dent

A male driver was de­clared dead-on-ar­rival at the Abor­lan Medi­care Hospi­tal (AMH) af­ter his mo­tor­cy­cle crashed into an on­com­ing com­muter van at the na­tional road in Barangay Plar­idel, Abor­lan Wed­nes­day. The vic­tim was iden­ti­fied as Fran­cis Rey Ag­bon, 27, a res­i­dent of the same barangay who was rid­ing a Kawasaki KLX 150 mo­tor­cy­cle when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened. Chief Ins. Benigno Conde of the Abor­lan Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion (MPS) said their ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that Ag­bon was over­tak­ing a black pick-up truck not re­al­iz­ing that a white Toy­ota com­muter van was also com­ing from the op­po­site di­rec­tion at Kilo­me­ter 56 of Plar­idel at 7:13 p.m. Ag­bon’s mo­tor­cy­cle hit the left side of the com­muter van which was go­ing to the main town of Abor­lan from Narra mu­nic­i­pal­ity. “Hindi alam ng bik­tima na may parat­ing pala na van, re­sult­ing to a heavy im­pact,” said Conde. The driver of the Toy­ota com­muter van was iden­ti­fied as Mar­lou Pen­calin, 30, a res­i­dent of Purok Masi­pag, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City. Conde said Pen­calin vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered to them af­ter the ac­ci­dent. “Wala pang sinam­pang kaso sa sus­pect dahil hini­hin­tay pa ang fi­nal de­ci­sion ng mag­u­lang ng bik­tima,” he said. Pen­calin faces charges of reck­less im­pru­dence re­sult­ing to homi­cide.

(Photo credit: Mark Jayson Alar­ios)

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