Seaman dead, pal injured in motorcycle crash

A man died while his friend was wounded after their motorcycle crashed into a post in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 8)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A seaman was killed, while his companion was wounded after they figured in a motorcycle accident at Purok Villa Lourdes, Barangay Pahanocoy here yesterday.

Police identified the fatality as Michael Jun Lobaton, 31, of Barangay Sum-ag here.

Wounded was Jorell Olanday, 30, of Barangay Sum-ag.

Police Captain Melvin Mercado, head of  Police Station 8, said that Lobaton was allegedly speeding when he lost control over his driven motorcycle and crashed into a post.

Mercado said the victims came from a birthday party and were reportedly under the influence of liquor.

Olanday is confined in a hospital here.