1 Killed in Motorcycle Mishap
One “habal-habal” driver was killed while another was injured after they figured in a motorcycle mishap in Bagong Lipunan, Barangay Bato, Sagay City, Negros Occidental about 10:55 pm, Saturday.
Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Corpuz, OIC police chief of Sagay City PNP identified the victims as Exequil Canizares Fuentes, 21, single, resident of Barangay Baviera, also of the city.
He sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Alfredo Marañon Sr. District Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
His companion who drives another motorcycle was identified as Remorito Punzalan Prudente, of legal age, also resident of Barangay Baviera. He sustained slight injuries in the body and was treated in the same hospital.
Police investigation disclosed that the two were plying hinterland Barangays Bato and Colonia Divina they decided to have a drinking binge in Barangay Bato.
After the drinking spree, the two decided to proceed to Sitio Banting where a benefit dance was being held for their fiesta where they met an accident.
The two were chasing each other going to Sitio Banting when the motorcycle of Fuentes was hit at the back by the front tire of Prudente causing it to swerve and hit a stone.
The motorcycle of Fuentes then fell to a deep canal damaging its body. While Prudente’s motorcycle sustained minimal damages.* (Cyrus M. Garde)