MC vs taxicab: 1 die, 1 wounded

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A MOTORCYCLE backrider was killed while his driver was wounded after their motorcycle collided
with a taxi in Tondo, Manila the other night.

The backrider, identified as Anselmo Salomon Perez, 46, of 1995 3rd St., Old Torres,
Tondo, was rushed to the hospital but died while receiving treatment while the driver of the
motorcycle, Ricardo Sapalo Estrella Jr., 21, of 1724 Gregorio Perfecto St., Tondo, is under

A probe by PO2 Benito Mateo, Jr. of the Manila Police District- Vehicle Traffic
Investigation Section (MPD-VTIS) said that at around 11:45 p.m., the two were aboard a Yamaha Vega
Force motorcycle (NA-72174) going to Tayuman Street when, upon reaching Jose Abad Santos Avenue,
they came across and collided with a Toyota Vios taxi (UWN-835) owned by Benjamin Dar Juan
Pacheco, 68, of No.150 A. Rivera St., Pulo, Valenzuela City.                                       
Owing to the impact of the collision, the victims were thrown onto the ground.                                                                                                              

Pacheco was arrested and police said charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide,
physical injury and damage to property will be filed against him.