By Staff
Published 01:14 PM, April 16, 2021

Naval, Biliran—- The driver of a single motorcycle died while being treated by physicians at the Biliran Provincial Hospital after his motorcycle allegedly collided with an SUV at around 6:20 in the evening Thursday (Apr 15) along the National Highway of Brgy. P.I. Garcia and Calumpang, Naval, Biliran.

Naval COP Police Major Michael John Astorga identified the fatality as Mike Robert Espregante, 29 years old, self-employed, residing at Sitio Bliss, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran. The driver of the SUV was identified as Dwight Anthony Inchoco, 36, married, government employee, and a resident at Sitio Cogon, Larrazabal, Naval, Biliran.

According to the police, the driver of the SUV came to their station at around 1:45 in the morning today (Apr 16) and submitted himself to the authorities.

Police investigation disclosed that Espregante was driving a black Mio Soul 125 motorcycle with no plate number going west, while Inchoco, who was heading east, was driving a Mitsubishi Montero Spt GLS SUV, with plate no. UQT-670. Upon reaching the place of incident, Espregante, while driving his motorcycle, suddenly appeared and hit the SUV which was at the center lane maneuvering to turn to the other side of the road.

According to witnesses, Inchoco stopped at the center lane and signaled to turn left, while two other motorcycles that were on the other lane of the road heading west stopped to give way to the SUV which was maneuvering to turn left. However, the witnesses told police that Espregante’s motorcycle which was running at a fast speed allegedly overtook the two motorcycles without knowing that the SUV driven by Inchoco was turning left and in the process collided with the SUV. Espregante was thrown several meters away from his motorcycle due to the impact.

Responding rescue personnel arrived at the area and brought Espregante to the Biliran Provincial Hospital for immediate medical attention where Dr. Josie Marie M. Estrada, MD declared him dead at around 10:53 in the evening last night. –


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