Woman dies in Iloilo motorcycle accident

Jenel Baclay, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 17 2016 06:53 PM

ILOILO—A woman was killed while her husband was injured in a road accident in Pototan, Iloilo last weekend.

Couple Jolende and Adelfa Franciliso were on their way home when their motorcycle was hit by a Ford Everest vehicle in barangay Lay-ahan, Pototan.

Jolende survived but sustained bruises and wounds in his legs. His wife Adelfa was killed.

Jolende said he tried to avoid the vehicle but it was already too late. 

He added that the vehicle was speeding when the incident happened. 

The driver of the other vehicle, 19-year-old Jose Edmundo, is now under the custody of the Pototan police. 

Edmundo admitted that he was speeding. He said he tried to avoid the motorcycle but his vehicle still hit the victims.

Police are waiting for the decision of the family of the victims whether they will file charges against the driver. Edmundo has expressed intentions to negotiate with the family of the victims.