STA. MARCELA, Apayao – A 19-year old student died while four others were injured after two motorcycles collided on a sharp curve along the road at Imelda, here, Tuesday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Jovany Aspiras Palacay, 19, student while the injured individuals were named as Mark Philip Unciano Tolentino, 19, single, Erole Fernandez Aquino, 19, student, Jenmark Consiso Fever, 18, single and Nicko Jay Felix Calaramo , all residents of Nueva, Sta. Marcela, Apayao.
Initial police investigation showed the two motorcycles were proceeding towards a single direction when upon reaching the sharp curve, the two vehicles suddenly collided after the driver of one of the motorcycles was caught unaware of the bright light of a vehicle that came from the opposite direction.
The motorcycle occupants were brought to the Sta. Marcela District Hospital for medical treatment but the fatality was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians due to multiple head and body injuries while the injured individuals were subject to further observation.
By Dexter A. See