Three dead, one injured in motorcycle mishaps

A motorcycle crashed into a truck loaded with sugarcane which was parked in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, killing two cousins Thursday. (Photo courtesy of La Carlota City Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Three persons were killed while another was wounded in separate road accidents in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental last Thursday.

The first accident happened in Barangay La Granja around 6:30 p.m., where Alejandro Caminse, 55, of the said village, died after his motorcycle rammed into the rear part of a truck parked at Hacienda Silos.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Lowell Garinganao, La Carlota City police chief, said that Caminse was believed to be speeding while approaching the said area.

An early warning device was placed in the area but he probably didn’t notice it, Garinganao added.

The victim, who had no helmet, was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.

An hour later, another accident occurred in Barangay Cubay, killing two cousins and injuring their companion.

The fatalities were identified as John Lawrence Mesobre, 19, and his 17-year-old cousin, both residents of Barangay San Miguel.

Wounded was Dan Fred Locsin, 33, of Barangay II.

A motorcycle driven by Mesobre also crashed into the rear part of a truck loaded with sugarcane that was parked at the roadside around 7:30 p.m.

Garinganao said the truck driver just placed an early warning device in the area when the victims hit it and crashed into the truck. “Medyo dasig man gid siguro ang dalagan nila and wala nila na control,” he added.

The two cousins were declared dead on arrival at a hospital, while Locsin was seriously wounded and is still confined in a hospital here.

They were not wearing helmets when the accident happened, he added.

Garinganao said the truck driver will be released from police custody if no charges will be filed against him.