MC hits gutter, driver killed

March 16, 2020

A 22-year-old service crew was killed when he was thrown off the motorcycle after hitting a road gutter Sunday evening in Malabon City.

Erickson Balaitan, of No. 24 E. Nadela St., Bgy. Tangos, Navotas City succumbed to severe head and body injuries while being rushed by responding personnel of Malabon Risk Reduction and Management Office (MRRDO) to Ospital ng Malabon.

Malabon police chief P/Col. Jessie Tamayao said the incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. at the corner of C-4 Road and Manapat Street in Bgy. Tañong.

Witness Lita Santos, a resident in the area, told traffic investigator that the victim was driving his motorcycle at top speed when he lost control of the handlebar and rammed on the road gutter.

Police said the victim was driving without necessary driver’s license when the accident happened.