Joseph Estrada, 15, dies, pal hurt in bike mishap PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:58

A teenager named Joseph Estrada died, while his companion was injured in a road mishap along Lobregat Highway in Culianan the other day.

The 15-year-old Estrada and his companion identified as Michael Marquez, 14, of Mercedes, both graduating students of Culianan National High School ,  were riding on a motorcycle when they figured in an accident.

The motorcycle driven by Marquez was negotiating a curve around 1 p.m. when it crashed.

A police report disclosed that Hirogen Limen, also a 4th year high school student,  parked the motorcycle owned by his mother, along the road and went to play volleyball.

Without asking permission, Marquez and Estrada took the motorcycle and drove it until they figured in an accident.

The two teenagers were taken to the Mindanao Central Sanitarium in Pasobolong and were later transferred to a downtown hospital, where Estrada expired while undergoing treatment.

Witnesses told the police that Marquez lost control of the steering bar causing the motorcycle to crash. – Dan Toribio Jr.