Motorcycle rider killed in Mindanao Ave. mishap

Posted at 05/14/14 8:25 AM

MANILA – A motorcycle rider died in an accident along Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City before dawn on Wednesday.

Traffic investigators said the victim, identified as Paul Joseph Ignacio, fell off his motorcycle after being sideswiped by a trailer truck at around 3 a.m.

Investigators said a helmet was found several meters away from the Ignacio's body, suggesting that it was not worn by the victim when the crash occurred.

A vehicle may have also run over Ignacio, based on the severe head injury he sustained, investigators said.

The truck and its driver were nowhere to be found after the accident.

The incident snarled traffic in the area. The victim's body was removed from the area past 5 a.m. –report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM