Driver dead in accident at Nagtahan Bridge

Posted at 01/19/14 4:09 PM

MANILA -- A motorcycle driver died after he got caught in a vehicular accident on the northbound lane in Nagtahan Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Alejo Arconsensil, 49, from Pandacan. He was declared dead on arrival at Sta. Ana District Hospital.

He already had a weak pulse and was bleeding when rescuers from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority arrived at the scene.

The victim was wearing a helmet, but it was destroyed due to the accident.

Authorities are still investigating the cause the accident, whether the victim collided with the concrete center island on the bridge or if another vehicle was involved.

A truck is also being investigated in relation to the accident, although the truck's driver, Ramon Salvio, said he had nothing to do with the accident, and that he just stopped because other motorists told him that someone behind him got into an accident.

Salvio was brought to the Manila Traffic Bureau for investigation. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM