|Photo by Susan Balane|
The victim was identified as 26-year-old Rommel Rempis y Sagun, a resident of Barangay Calpi, Oas, Albay.
According to a spot report aired over Zagitsit FM, the victim, together with his back rider 24-year-old Jake Rempis, his brother, tried to overtake the Isuzu truck driven by Ariel Begino, of Brgy. Pinagbobong, Tabaco City.
While in full speed, the victim was allegedly distracted upon seeing a tire that is being used as a signage placed along the highway by a vulcanizing shop.
The motorcycle first rammed at the tire signboard of the vulcanizing shop.
It then swerved towards the truck and was thrown under the vehicle.
The victim was run over by the truck tires, resulting to his instantaneous death.
The victim, the report said was wearing a motorcycle helmet, but due the impact, his head was run over by the truck tires.
His back rider, who is his brother, is being treated at the hospital, as of this writing.