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Trailer kills motorcycle rider in Ilocos Sur

A motorcycle rider was killed in a road accident along the national highway in barangay San Nicolas in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur on March 20.

Benjie Gadong, 35, and a resident of Barangay San Nicolas, Candon City of said province, died on the spot when his motorcycle was bumped by a trailer truck driven by Renato Blanza Taberdo, 39, married and a resident of Barangay Tabiog, Bucay, Abra.

San Esteban Police, the motorcycle and trailer were heading towards the south direction when the trailer attempted to overtake the motorcycle but accidentally hit the smaller vehicle.

Because of the impact, the motorcycle rider fell from his vehicle and was dragged by the trailer for about 100 meters until the victim was stuck against one of the tires of the truck. The victim suffered from massive injuries on the different parts of his body.

After the accident, Taberdo immediately surrendered to the members of the San Esteban Police. He will be facing appropriate charges.

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