THREE motorcycle riders died in two separate road crashes in Aklan and Iloilo provinces.
The first mishap happened at around 6:00 a.m. of Nov. 23, 2017 which killed driver Joey Galagate, 28, and his backrider Rogelio Gabay, 36, both of Tapaz, Capiz after their motorcycle collided with a bus in Banga, Aklan.
The two victims were on their way to Libacao, Aklan when the accident happened.
Police reports said Galagate overtook another vehicle and encroached on the opposite lane. He then tried to return to his designated lane but it was too late for him to evade the bus.
They were rushed to the hospital but both were declared dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, Marlon Pudadera, 22, Barangay Cari Menor, Leganes, Iloilo, was killed after his motorcycle collided with a delivery van.
Senior Inspector Dadje Delima, Leganes police chief, said the crash happened at around 11:15 p.m. of Nov. 23.
Just like the Aklan incident, Pudadera overtook another vehicle then crashed into a van driven by Ronnie Boy Catipay of Negros Occidental.
Delima said the van loaded with ice came from Iloilo City when the accident happened.
Pudadera, on the other hand, came from his sister’s house and was on his way to their mother’s house in Barangay Gua-an, Leganes.
His sister confirmed that he drank liquor before leaving her house.
Pudadera was not wearing a crash helmet and his motorcycle’s lights were turned off when the collision happened.
Catipay was arrested after what happened.