The female backrider of a motorcycle died when she figured in a freak accident on EDSA yesterday morning.
The victim, identified as Mary Grace Recosana, 24, was crushed to death when a Taguig Metrolink Bus being driven by Viemar Beltran rolled over her.
Recosana was aboard the motorcycle being driven by Rey Rivero, who sustained injuries on his body.
Noe Ablan, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority traffic aide 1, said the bus was cruising along EDSA when, at the corner of Connecticut Street, it encountered Rivero’s vehicle.
The bus driver tried to avoid the bike, but it was moving so fast that it hit the vehicle.
This caused Rivero to lose control of his bike, resulting in the vehicle with its two riders going under the bus.
Recosana was brought to the Mandaluyong Medical Center where she was declared dead on arrival.
The bus driver is now under the custody of the Mandaluyong Police traffic investigation unit.
Recosana’s family is pressing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against the bus driver.