Morning road crash claims life of 52-year-old motorcycle driver

A MAN died after his motorcycle was struck by a motorcycle driven by a student on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The accident took place around 7:20 a.m. on the national highway in Barangay Tutay in the western town of Pinamungajan, Cebu.

Crescente Lupian Torreon, 52, was declared dead on arrival at the Pinamungajan District Hospital.

Eve, the 16-year-old driver of the other motorcycle, was turned over to the office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Her 16-year-old cousin Dina, her passenger, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

(Their real name was withheld for being a minor.)

Based on initial investigation, Eve and Dina were on their way to school and Eve was driving fast.

Major Vincent Zozobrado, chief of the Pinamungajan Police Station, said the victim was in front of them when he suddenly turned left.

Eve’s motorcycle ran into his motorcycle, sending Torreon flying to the ground.

Zozobrado said the DSWD will determine whether to file charges against Eve. (GPL/PJB)