Motorbike rams into truck along Kidapawan-Makilala road; 1 dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 21 July) — A motorist believed speeding too fast while maneuvering a dangerous curve along Kidapawan-Makilala highway was killed when the motorcycle he was driving rammed into a 10-wheeler truck, at around 11 a.m., Friday, reports said.

Chief Inspector John Rick Medel, chief of  the Makilala police. identified the victim as Nelson Duran Bacayo, 59, a construction worker from Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.

Citing reports from the traffic division of the Philippine National Police in Makilala, Medel said Bacayo was on his way to Digos City when he hit the truck’s rear portion in Malaang Bridge at Barangay Saguing.

The trailer truck with license plate number MEC 427 loaded with a backhoe was headed towards Kidapawan City.

The rescue team from Makilala PNP rushed Bacayo to the nearest hospital but he was declared dead a few minutes after arrival, Medel said.

Bystanders told media here that the truck driver, later identified as Danny Perez Geraldino, 49, of Tibungco, Davao City, failed to stop and continued driving his vehicle until he reached Kidapawan City.

Medel said the driver “was afraid of being beaten by bystanders so he looked for the nearest police station.   He thought of surrendering to the Kidapawan City PNP, which he did.”

Geraldino was later turned over to Makilala PNP where he underwent questioning from the traffic and investigation units. (Malu Cadelina Manar / MindaNews)