A motorcyclist and his rear rider were killed, and another motorcyclist was injured when a vehicle plowed through their motorcycles in Makati City before dawn on Saturday.
According to Nico Waje’s “24 Oras Weekend” report, vehicle driver Martyn Tan, 23, rammed the motorcycles in the EDSA-Guadalupe area at 3 a.m.
Makati police showed video of the incident to GMA News, but did not allow it to be released.
According to the video, Tan was driving fast and hit the two motorcycles.
Witnesses said the driver was also angry after ramming the motorbikes.
“Nagwawala siya dyan kaya nagkaganyan yung mukha niya kasi pinadapa ni sir yan,” said Rudilyn Mandao, one of the witnesses.
(He was rowdy and moody, which is why his face hurt because he was forced to lie on his stomach.)
Tan admitted he was driving fast during the incident, but insisted he was not under the influence of alcohol.
“Nandito lang ako sa right lane tapos biglang nabangga yung mga tao dito,” Tan said.
(I stayed in the right lane and suddenly the vehicle crashed into the motorcycles.)
The injured rider was immediately transported to Makati Hospital.
The front of the vehicle was badly damaged due to the impact of the accident and concrete barriers were also destroyed.
Tan is now in the custody of the Makati Traffic Bureau as the incident is still under investigation. —LBG, GMA News