MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A woman died after the motorcycle she was riding figured in an accident in Quezon City on Thursday morning.
Victim Lucia Ravelo, 32, died after an L300 van ran over her when the motorcycle she was riding, driven by her husband Francis, tumbled along the southbound lane of A. Bonifacio Avenue at around 7 a.m.
Rescuers initially had no idea how Lucia died. But a security guard from a nearby bank said the L300 van ran over Lucia when the latter's motorcycle slid.
Authorities suspect that the sand scattered along the road caused the couple's motorcycle to slide.
Lucia also wore a helmet, but it was easily destroyed. A 5-meter-long skid mark was also seen at the site of the accident.
The plate number of the van was not recorded. Francis, 32, is appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to help them find the van's driver.
Francis is also asking for financial assistance for the burial of his wife. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM