First Posted 09:30:00 PM 08/10/2020
Culaba, Biliran — A back rider was killed while the driver and the other back rider of a single motorcycle were injured when the vehicle they were riding on figured in a self-accident around 12:10 in the morning on Sunday (Aug. 9) along Sitio Spillway, Brgy. Virginia here.
Culaba Chief of Police Capt. Isidro Ancero identified the fatality as Stevenson Asarcon y Branuco, 22, single, student, and a resident of Brgy. Bool East here.
The two injured riders were identified as Spencer Managaytay y Macabacyao, 25, the driver, single, student, with no driver’s license, and Joseph Areglo y Rosario, 22, single, and student. Both are residents of Brgy. Bool East here.
Capt. Ancero said that the victims were on board a Honda XRM, color black and gold, with Plate No. HQ-9788, owned by Areglo> They were on their way to their home coming allegedly from a drinking session from an unknown place when they chose to pass along the secluded area instead of of traversing the National Highway.
Capt. Ancero suspected that the three were afraid of meeting a police patrol that might lead to their arrest, because back riding is not allowed in the town.
Capt. Ancero disclosed that the vehicle was traversing a slippery curve downhill when the driver suddenly lost control of the motor steering wheel.
He said that the driver tried to control the steering wheel by also applying the brake, but it failed because the vehicle was overloaded.
As a result, Capt Ancero added the motorcycle stumbled on the grassy land with all its passengers thrown several meters away from the vehicle.
Unfortunately, Asarcon landed head first on a concrete object, causing him to be unconscious. He was brought to the Rural Health Unit of this town, but attending physician Dra. Estrella Pedrosa of RHU Culaba declared him as Dead on Arrival due to the head injuries.
The two other victims were also brought to the RHU and were allowed to go home after treatment.
The victim’s dead body was brought to a local funeral parlor.