Woman dead after falling off motorcycle

Posted at 10/07/12 6:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman, who was using her cellphone while riding a motorcycle, died when she fell.

The victim was identified as Ria Bombita.

According to the statement of motorcycle driver Cornelia Pitalino, Bombito was riding at his back and that they were traversing Phoenix Avenue in Barangay Santo Domingo, Cainta, Rizal when the accident happened.

Pitalino said Bombito was talking to someone over the phone and she was consistently shifting position, which was why she lost her balance.

Bombito was declared dead on the spot after her head hit the road.

Patalino, meanwhile, was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.