Girl, 11, killed in road accident-A A +A
Sunday, September 1, 2013
AN eleven-year-old girl died while her six-year-old companion got injured after the bicycle they were riding was accidentally sideswiped by a truck in Bantayan, Cebu last Friday.
PO2 Jeoram Desucatan of Bantayan Police Station identified the fatality as Lovely Jane Teaño, 11, of Sitio Circulo, Barangay Ticad.
The girl’s companion, Jamaica Mae Dawa, 6, sustained injuries in her body and is confined at the Bantayan District Hospital.
Desucatan said the accident took place at 4:20 p.m. while the victims were on their way home from the market. Teaño was driving the bicycle.
An Isuzu yellow six-wheeler truck (YBC-722) driven by Ceferino Pastrana Jr., 32, hit the bicycle on its rear side.
“Napasok si Teaño didto sa ilawom sa sakyanan (The impact pushed Teaño under the vehicle),” Desucatan said.
Dawa was sent flying a few meters from the road.
The victims were rushed to the town hospital, where Teaño was declared dead by the attending physician when they arrived.
Pastrana of Barangay Talisay, Sta. Fe surrendered to police and is detained in the police station.
Desucatan told Sun.Star Cebu the truck came from Sta. Fe bringing livestock feeds and was on its way to Madridejos.
The driver reportedly was running at moderate speed and didn’t notice the victims. Some residents informed him that he had sideswiped the victims.
“Dili sad siya hubog atong higayuna (He was not drunk),” he said.
Desucatan said there were many students at that time because the accident took place near the Bantayan Central Elementary School, where an activity was held.
Police will file complaints against Pastrana for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and physical injury.
Under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code, any person who, by simple imprudence or negligence, shall commit an act which would otherwise constitute a grave felony, shall suffer the penalty of arresto mayor from two months to six months; if it would have constituted a less serious felony, the penalty of arresto mayor for one month shall be imposed.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 01, 2013.