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Motorbike rider who avoided dog on road dies in crash

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By Liezle Basa Iñigo

Malasiqui, Pangasinan — A father and son managed to avoid hitting a dog with their speeding motorbike, but they unfortunately crashed and one of them lost his life in the process.

Local police said Nelson Furio, 41, married, a painter, of Barangay Balagan, Binmaley, Pangasinan, died in the hospital. His son, 21-year-old Jasper John Furio, the driver of the vehicle, was injured in the accident.

Probers said the victims were on board their brand new black Suzuki Raider motorcycle at 7:45 p.m. when a stray dog suddenly appeared and crossed the road along Barangay Calbueg.

The animal wasn’t run over, but the Furios crashed as they avoided it. The fatality, Nelson, was the back-rider at that time.

The two were taken to Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City where the father was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. The younger Furio sustained injuries on the different parts of his body.

Police revealed that the victims–suspected to be under the influence of alcohol–were not wearing protective helmets at the time of the accident.

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