BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 19-year old farmer died after his motorcycle bumped a concrete water tank causing him to stumble on the pavement along the Halsema highway, particularly at Upper Cotcot, Bangao, here, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Jesrael Sab-It Pucay, 19, single, farmer, residents of Cabacab, Balili, Mankayan, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim, who was under the influence of liquor, drove his motorcycle towards Bangao and upon reaching a portion of the highway, it accidentally rammed into a concrete water tank causing him to stumble on the pavement.
The victim was rushed to the Lutheran District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to fatal injuries on the different parts of his head and body.
By Dexter A. See