By Staff
Published 08:20 AM, October 16, 2022

Biliran, Biliran— A policeman and his back rider were killed after they were run over by a passenger van about 5:40 in the afternoon yesterday Saturday, October 15, along the National Highway of Brgy. Bato, of this town.

Biliran COP Police Captain Isidoro Ancero identified the victims as Police Staff Sergeant Albert Abanggan, 37, assigned at Almeria Police Station a resident of Brgy Calumpang, Naval, Biliran, and Lloyd Lucente, 36, single a resident of Brgy Sto. Niño, Naval, Biliran. The drivers who were also involved in the accident were identified as Solomom Merez Jr., legal age, married, School Principal of Higuikhikan Elementary School, in Naval, Biliran and a resident of Brgy Bato, Biliran, Biliran, driver of Mitsubishi Expander Titanium Gray, Plate No. HAB-8487, and Real Rodriguez, legal age, with live-in partner, driver of Duptour and a resident of Brgy. Binulho Javier, Leyte.

Case investigator Police Master Sergeant Franklin Queipo in a telephone interview said that the victims were on board a Honda Click motorcycle color black and blue combination with temporary plate no. 0828-02729999 on its way to Biliran proper while the two other vehicles were traversing going to the capital town of Naval, Biliran.

Initial investigation conducted Sergeant Queipo disclosed that the motorcycle was traversing the national highway heading towards Biliran Proper while the Mitsubishi Expander driven by the School Principal and the passenger van were travelling in the same direction heading to Naval, Biliran and. However, when the single motorcycle driven by the policeman reached the curved portion of the highway of Brgy Bato, Biliran, Biliran, he lost control of his driven motorcycle and accidentally hit/bumped the left side body of the incoming Mitsubishi Expander. The impact Sergeant Queipo added caused the motorcycle to crash on the concrete highway and throws away the two passengers of the motorcycle.

Sergeant Queipo continued that as misfortune continued to hit the two riders of the single motorcycle the driver of the passenger van who was tailing the Mitsubishi Expander failed to stop his vehicle and in the process ran over the two fallen motorcycle riders. The responding police also recovered the service firearm of the fallen cop along the highway.

Responding police that went to the accident area found the two victims still under the passenger van lifeless.
The drivers and the vehicles involved in the accident were brought to Biliran MPS for proper disposition, while the cadavers of the victims were brought to a local funeral parlor. –

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