Dutch national killed as motorcycle collides with 10-wheeler truck in Cebu
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Dutch national was killed on Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a 10-wheeler mixer truck on the South Coastal Road at the corner of El Pardo St. in Cebu City.
Harald Maniora, 54, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) at 3:15 p.m. due to injuries in the head and body, said Joy Tumulak, Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) operations chief.
Maniora was driving his motorcycle (with plate number 2630XR) from Cebu City and was heading home to Talisay City when the accident happened.
A mixer truck (plate number YLK 677) owned by the GEO Construction in Talisay City made a left turn and crossed the road toward the El Pardon Street to deliver cement at the construction site of a school.
Tumulak said truck driver Roger Visitacion claimed that he did not notice the approaching motorcycle.
The motorcycle hit the right side of the truck. Maniora was thrown off the motorcycle and the truck ran him over.
Tumulak said traffic investigators were still checking on the speed of the motorcycle.
Visitacion, a resident of Basak Cabreros in Cebu City, is now detained by the police and will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.