Sonny T. Mallari
A motorcyclist and his back-rider died after figuring in a road accident in Tanay town in Rizal province early Sunday morning.
The Police Regional Office 4A reported that Jonvy Balora was driving a motorcycle at around 3:10 a.m. with Angeline Evangelista as back-rider along Sagpat Pililia diversion road in Barangay Tandang Kutyo.
The report said Balora suddenly overtook another vehicle then collided with an oncoming utility vehicle driven by Genesis Domasig.
Both riders sustained injuries and were declared dead on arrival at Tanay General Hospital.
The report did not state whether or not the fatalities were wearing crash helmets for protection, which is required by the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.
Domasig is in police custody while further investigation is ongoing.