By Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Two friends suffered a tragic fate after they both died in a motorcycle collision at Barangay San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental last Sunday.
Police identified one of the victims as Jeno Gallego, 23, while police withheld the name of his 15-year-old friend.
Police Lieutenant Victor Blaza Jr., deputy police chief of Manapla Municipal Police Station, said Gallego was allegedly speeding as he chased his uncle on board a tricycle.
When he reached his uncle, the two talked while their vehicles were moving, causing Gallego to lose control of his motorcycle while traversing the curved portion of the road, Blaza said.
Gallego failed to notice an approaching motorcycle driven by the minor on the opposite direction, which resulted in the collision, he added.
Both victims were not wearing helmets, causing them head injuries.
Gallego was declared dead on arrival at a hospital while the minor later expired while being treated.