A motorcycle driver and his passenger, both believed to have been under the influence of alcohol, died after they slammed straight into a parked vehicle along the side of the road in Loboc on Saturday.
Authorities said that the victims were not wearing protective gear including helmets even amid the enforcement of the Helmet Law across the province.
PO3 Urben Molina of the Loboc Police Station identified the fatalities as Vernil Tablon, the driver, and Emilou Managuing, both residents of Loboc town.
According to Molina, the victims were driving from Loay and were travelling towards Loboc’s central district at high speed during the accident.
The victims then slammed into the rear end of a parked Mitsibushi Strada which reportedly had its hazard lights on in Barangay Camaya-an, Loboc.
Molina said that the pickup truck was driven by one Antonio Inte of Gon-ob, Loboc.
Meanwhile, Tablon and Managuing were rushed to a hospital but were both declared dead on arrival.
Both victims who had no helmets on incurred injuries in their heads and various parts of their bodies, Molina said.
Authorities also failed to find a driver’s license in Tablon’s possession.
According to Molina, both Tablon’s and Managuing’s parents confirmed to police that the victims were under the influence of alcohol during the incident. (Allen Doydora)