ORMOC CITY-An elderly village councilor was killed after the single motorcycle he was driving was hit by another speeding single motorcycle driven by an 18-year old student at about 7 am last October 17, at Barangay Rawis in Laoang, Northern Samar.
Police Major Ricardo Banjawan, town police chief, identified the fatality as Romeo Irinco, 75, and a councilor of Rawis here while the driver of the other single motorcycle was also identified as Alfred Grajo, 18, senior high school student and a resident of Brgy Gibatangan of the same municipality.
Initial investigation conducted by responding police disclosed that the two motorcycles were traversing in opposite directions and upon reaching to the place of the incident, the motorcycle driven by Grajo accidentally bumped the motorcycle driven by the Irinco after he suddenly took a U-turn from the other side of the road.
As a result, the victim sustained serious injuries and was brought to St. Scholastica Hospital in Pambujan town, also in Northern Samar but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Grajo and his companion, Claire Grego,20, were brought to Dr. GB Tan Memorial Hospital here for immediate medical attention. (ROBERT DEJON)