2 dead, 3 wounded in Ilocos Norte road accident

Denis Agcaoili, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 07 2016 07:43 PM

ILOCOS NORTE- Two people died while three others were injured in an accident involving a motorcycle and tricycle in Barangay Quiling Sur, Batac City.

The fatalities were identified as Ferdinand Luis and Alden Guipo. Guipo was on board the motorcycle driven by 51-year old Luis.

The tricycle driver was identified as Ronald Raffy Abrojena, and his passengers were Christopher Jan Macalma and Kelvin Pacol. All of them sustained minor injuries.

According to police investigation, Luis’ motorcycle, moving west bound, suddenly turned left and hit Abrogena’s vehicle.

Luis and Guipo fell on the road but the latter was allegedly hit again by an arriving car.

Superintendent Marlon Paiste identified that car driver as Dr. Michael Angelo Lijuaco.

"Sabi ng mga nagresponding kasamahan natin, bumaba yung doctor at sinubukang i-revive yung mga biktima. Nang makitang alanganin, nag-usap sila ng police investigator natin na isugod na sila sa hospital pero dead on arrival sila," Paiste said.

Batac City Police has taken Abrojena into custody while investigation is ongoing.

The national highway in the vicinity of Barangay Quiling Sur, where the accident occurred, is not considered an accident prone area.

Police advised motorists to be careful when driving.