Minor killed in ‘hit and run’-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
A MINOR sleeping at the roadside was killed when she was hit by a truck at Circumferential Road, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City around 12:10 a.m. Friday.
Traffic Management Unit case investigator, PO2 Richard Villan, said the victim, believed to be 15 years old, died on the spot.
Villan said the truck with Plate Number GVW 470 was driven by an unidentified driver. It was travelling from west of Alijis Road, executing a right turn to the south area of Circumferential Road when the accident occurred.
Before the incident, the victim was said to have been advised by tricycle drivers in the area not to sleep beside the road because it’s dangerous, Villan said.
The body of the victim was brought to the Rolling Hills Funeral Parlor.
Investigation revealed that a security guard in the area informed the truck driver that he had hit the victim, but the driver denied it and fled.
The security guard asked for police assistance and he copied the plate number of the truck.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 12, 2013.