1 dead in motorcycle-bus collision in Sagbayan

Photo courtesy of Jhayrouse Seravilo

A man was killed after his motorcycle accidentally slammed straight into an incoming minibus along a national road in Sagbyan on Thursday morning.

Police Officer 3 Anthony Vistal of the Sagbayan police identified the fatality as Diosdado Maestrado, Jr., 65, a resident of Barangay Villa Arcayo, Carmen and a member of the Bantay Bayan Bohol Province Crime Watch.

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According to Vistal, Maestrado was travelling from Carmen to the central district in Sagbayan when he suddenly lost control of his motorcycle along a sharp curve at an area dubbed “Sitio Likoan.”

The ill-fated motorcycle then collided head on against the minibus of Anilus Lines.

According to the bus’s driver, Vincent Pandan, he immediately stepped on the brake after noticing the out-of-control vehicle heading towards him.

However, Maestrado still barreled towards the bus leading to the collision.

Vistal said that Maestrado sustained injuries in his head.

He was still rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

According to Vistal, Maestrado had with him a helmet but did not wear it.

Had Maestrado worn the protective headgear, he may have still been saved, said Vistal. (AD)



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