ORMOC CITY-An American national and his companion sustained injuries after hitting a stray dog about at 8:40 am Sunday(July 9) along the national highway in Barangay Bontoc, Hindang, Leyte.

The victims were identified as John Lieberman, 55, and his companion, Aimie Belmonte, 36. Both are residing in Brgy. Kilim, Baybay City.

Case investigator Police Staff Sergeant Alberto Patindol Jr. said that the victims were riding a single motorcycle from Baybay going to Southern Leyte when the accident happened.
And while traversing the national highway, a stray dog suddenly crossed the national road which resulted in the bumping of the motorcycle to the dog.

The impact caused the driver to lose control of the steering wheel that caused the two victims to crash onto the concrete road.

Patindol added that the two riders were fortunate that their speed was slow and they only sustained bruises and abrasions.

The victims were immediately brought to Baptist Hospital in Hilongos for medical treatment.