2 dead after mo­tor­cy­cle falls off bridge

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories -

TWO per­sons died after the mo­tor­cy­cle they were rid­ing fell off a bridge in front of a church at Abad Bridge along Lac­son ex­ten­sion in Barangay 40, Ba­colod City early Fri­day.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Wil­fredo Beno­man Jr., head of Po­lice Sta­tion 6, iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­i­ties as Leonel Ermeo of Bago City, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal; and Romel Baones of Cauayan town. Both were tem­po­rar­ily re­sid­ing at Ro­driguez Street in Barangay 36.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that Ermeo was driv­ing the mo­tor­cy­cle when he re­port­edly hit the con­crete bar­rier at the road­side and lost con­trol over the ve­hi­cle. Both fell into the river.

Beno­man said Baones was res­cued first and was brought to Co­ra­zon Loc­sin Mon­telibano Memo­rial Re­gional Hospi­tal (CLMMRH), where he later died.

Ermeo was found dead after an hour be­cause of drown­ing, he added.

Beno­man said they can­not tell if both vic­tims were un­der the in­flu­ence of in­tox­i­cat­ing liquor when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

The Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) re­minded the pub­lic to be very care­ful when driv­ing or rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle as ac­ci­dents may hap­pen any­time or any­where.

While trav­el­ling dur­ing night time, rid­ers are also en­cour­aged to use their head­lights and use hel­mets for pro­tec­tion.

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