PIDIGAN, Abra – A 17-year old senior high school student died while his back rider was injured after their motorcycle fell on an irrigation canal at Naguirayan, here, Thursday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Ricardo Berce Teneza Jr, 17, single and a resident of Barangay Suyo, Pidigan, Abra while his injured back rider was named as a certain John Neri Claveria Sumolong, 15, single, student of San Isidro National High School, and a resident of Barangay Pamutic, Pidigan, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed that the duo came from a drinking session and decided to visit their companion in Poblacion, Pidigan, Abra.
While traversing the road, the victim allegedly lost control of the steering bar that caused their motorcycle to jump off a bridge and fell on an irrigation canal in the area thereby inflicting serious injuries to the two occupants.
The two persons were rushed by responding police operatives to the Abra Provincial Hospital for Medical treatment but the driver expired while undergoing close medical supervision.
By Dexter A. See