RIDER DEAD IN MOTORCYCLE-CAR COLLISION IN TAGAYTAY CITY

Sonny T. Mallari

A motorcycle rider died after his vehicle collided with a car in Tagaytay City early Friday, August 26.

The Police Regional Office 4A in a spot report said Gary Alegre was driving his motorcycle when he collided with a Toyota Corolla driven by Kristofil Pescones in a section of Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway in Barangay Maharlika West around 3 a.m.

Alegre died while being taken to Ospital ng Tagaytay. The report did not state whether or not the fatality was wearing a crash helmet, which is required by the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.

The police said the motorcycle was negotiating a curve section of the highway when the vehicle swerved to the opposite lane that resulted to the collision with the oncoming car.

Investigators said the victim was driving under the influence of liquor.

Further investigation is ongoing.