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Viaduct accident in Cebu City: Hailing app driver, passenger die after motorcycle slams into center island

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro - Multimedia reporter and correspondent/CDN Digital | April 10,2024 - 12:48 PM

Viaduct accident in Cebu City: Hailing app driver, passenger die after motorcycle slams into center island

Contributed photo via Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two motorists died in a road mishap along the viaduct of the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR), Cebu City on Wednesday, April 10.

Authorities from the Cebu City Traffic Enforcement Unit confirmed that an accident occurred involving a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle (SUV) occurred along the highway past 11 a.m. on Wednesday.


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The driver and the passenger of the motorcycle, however, were declared dead on the spot.

The motorcycle driver was identified as Brian James Liva Pedrosa Bayarcal, 26, of Lamintak, Medellin town while his backrider was Chlea Jane Coronel Gomez, 28, who is temporarily residing in Oakridge, Mandaue City.

Based on initial reports, the driver was working for a ride-hailing app and was on duty at the time of the tragedy.

According to the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), the motorcycle was heading south while the SUV was traversing the northbound lane of the viaduct. However, the motorcycle suddenly hit the center island of the highway.

Due to the impact, both the driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle, with the driver hitting the incoming SUV from the opposite lane headfirst, investigators said.

This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for more updates.

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