ORMOC CITY– A driver of a single motorcycle succumbed to sudden death after he fell to the ground with his motorcycle after bumping into the rear portion of a pedicab last Sunday (April 14) along a national highway in Barugohay Norte, Carigara, Leyte.

The victim was identified as Vin, 33, single, self-employed, a resident of Brgy. Minuhang, Barugo, Leyte while the pedicab driver was identified as Willy, 43, married, a resident of Brgy. Guindapunan West, Carigara.

Initial investigation conducted by responding police disclosed that both vehicles were travelling in the same direction from Carigara heading towards Barugo with the pedicab ahead from the motorcycle driven by Vin.

The police said that upon reaching the place of the incident, the motorcycle driver allegedly suddenly fell asleep and accidentally hit the rear portion of the pedicab. As a result, the police added that both drivers sustained injuries and were immediately brought to Carigara District Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

However, the driver of the single motorcycle was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The pedicab driver surrendered to the responding police and the vehicles involved in the incident were brought to Carigara municipal police station for proper disposition.