MANILA, Philippines – The father of the late superbike champion Maico Buncio raised questions over the first aid procedure done on the rider during his fatal crash at the Clark Speedway Circuit last Saturday.
Buncio was thrown off some 100 meters from his bike and was impaled on a protruding reed bar in an unfinished barrier on the Clark Speedway Circuit.
His father, Gregorio, said the Aeromed’s medical response team pulled the victim’s body from the steel bar.
“Nandodoon ako kaharap mismo na binunot ang katawan ng anak ko ng dalawang medic,” he said.
This, he said, might have caused his son’s death. The bar punctured his body and damaged his kidney and liver.
Dr. Reynante Mirano, chief of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Medicine, said that instead of pulling Buncio’s body from the protruding metal, the medics should have cut the steel bar.
He said the removal of the steel bar from Buncio’s body should have been left to the doctors.
Buncio was the 2011 Golden Wheel Awards' Driver of the Year.
Known as the nation's fastest man on 2 wheels, Buncio wrote his name in the record books by breaking the underbone and 400cc superbike-class lap records at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) with a time of 2 minutes and 7 seconds and 1 minute and 37 seconds, respectively.
His most recent record is 1:37 posted in July 2009 in the 600cc superbike class, which was also held at the BRC. He won the Superbike category 4 years in a row.
ABS-CBN News tried to get the side of Aeromed Philippines but the latter refused to give a statement. -- With a report from TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News