Habal-habal driver dies after being hit by truck in Minglanilla

Minglanilla Police Photo

A HABAL-HABAL driver died after his motorcycle was hit from behind by a truck at around 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, along the trunk road in Barangay Linao-Lipata, Minglanilla Town, Cebu.

Jose Remar Libre, 33, habal-habal driver from Sitio Abuno, Barangay Tungha-an, Minglanilla, was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) at the hospital.

Roger Labaya Unabia, 38, driver of the tanker truck registered as NAJ 1412, also from Barangay Tungha-an, voluntarily surrendered to the police.

Staff Sergeant Junyl Ater of Minglanilla Police Station said in an interview with SunStar Cebu that the two vehicles were moving north with Unabia following the victim on his Yamaha Mio 125 motorcycle.

During police questioning, Unabia said he did not notice the motorbike in front of him, adding that he only learned of the incident after hearing a thump from the front of his truck and after being informed by motorists that he had hit a motorcycle. rider.

The victim died instantly after being trapped under the truck with his motorcycle.

Unabia said he was traveling to Danao City in northern Cebu to deliver coal when the incident happened.

Police believe Libre attempted to overtake the truck, but lost his balance on his motorcycle and fell under the truck.

A case of reckless recklessness resulting in homicide and property damage is being prepared against Unabia. (LPG, TPT)

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