By Jorge Hallare
LEGAZPI CITY --- Three persons on board a motorcycle died on the spot after it collided with a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at the national highway of Purok 1, Brgy. Cabunturan in Malinao, Albay on Saturday afternoon, a police report said on Monday.
The victims were identified as Pedro Clet y Rosana, 52, a former member of Albay police and resident of Brgy. Libtong, Josely Cuentas, 43, and Jose Cantor,52, all of Brgy.Libjo.
All the fatalities suffered head and body injuries.
Chief Inspector Arthur Gomez, head of the investigation division and spokesperson of the Albay Police Provincial Office, said the tragic incident occurred at 4:56 p.m. last Saturday.
The motorcycle, driven by Clet with two back riders, was cruising the highway bound for Tiwi town when suddenly an SUV with plate number AJA-332 driven by Jimmy Borlagdan of Brgy. Sugod, Tiwi appeared from the opposite direction.
Police investigator said witnesses saw the SUV took the lane occupied by the victims’ motorcyle that resulted to the head-on collision.