Motorcycles collide in Dalaguete: 76-year-old lola dead, 5 hurt
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 76-year-old woman died while five others were injured including two children after two motorcycles collided in Dalaguete town in southern Cebu on Friday, September 29.
The road accident happened at past 2 p.m. that day in a barangay road in Barangay Sacsac of this southern Cebu town.
Dead victim identified
Police Staff Sergeant Jerson Alcantara, investigator of the Dalaguete Police Station, identified the dead victim as Anita Dibdib.
Alcantara said that Anita was the back rider of her 36-year-old son, Alberto Dibdib, who was also injured in the accident and was still at the hospital as of this posting.
The other injured victims were the driver of the other motorcycle, his live-in partner and their two children whose ages are 5 and 2.
Barangay councilor, family
Police Staff Sergeant Alcantara identified the injured victims of the other motorcycle as Hermenigildo Tangpos, a barangay counselor of Maloray in Dalaguete town; his live-in partner Ma. Rheamae Pidere and their two daughters whose ages are 5 and 2 years old.
Alcantara said that all the injured victims were still at the hospital as of this posting.
How motorcycles collided
According to Alcantara in his initial investigation, Alberto Dibdib, was driving his motorcycle heading to Barangay Poblacion of Dalaguete town and while cruising along the barangay road in Barangay Sacsac, he suddenly lost control of the motorcycle.
This forced Dibdib to swerve to the left and into the opposite lane, colliding with the motorcycle driven by Tangpos, who was from the Poblacion in Dalaguete town and was heading towards Mantalongon.
Lola died in hospital
The collision threw all of those involved in the hard pavement.
All of the victims were rushed to the Argao District Hospital for treatment.
Unfortunately, the attending physician declared Anita dead on arrival.
Alcantara said that he had yet to speak to Alberto, who was still recuperating at the hospital.
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