Motorcycle rider dies in EDSA mishap

Posted at 01/04/14 12:12 PM

MANILA -- A motorcycle rider died after he figured in an accident along the southbound lane of EDSA across SM Megamall early morning on Saturday.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Ryan Ragas, a security guard from Bulacan, based on the driver's license recovered from him.

According to witnesses, Ragas had figured in an altercation with another motorcycle rider before the accident occurred at around 5:40 a.m.

Ragas, who sustained wounds in the head, was rushed to the Mandaluyong City Medical Center.

He died at the hospital at 8:20 a.m., according to his aunt Beth de Ocampo.

The victim's helmet was found a few meters away from his body.

Authorities suspect he was not wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.

Police are now looking if a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera was able to capture the incident. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM