‘Drunk’ driver hits woman

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


AN 87-year-old woman died after a Swiss driver hit her in Barangay Pasol, Alcoy, Cebu at 3:30 p.m. last Sunday.

Claudia Romanos, a resident of Barangay Pasol, Alcoy, Cebu, was standing in front of her house when a van from the opposite lane bumped her, causing multiple injuries and a severe one in her head.

Police investigation confirmed that the driver Heinz Rohr, 66, who is from Switzerland, and a resident of Bonbon, Oslob, Cebu was driving under the influence of liquor while heading home to Oslob after shopping in Carcar City together with his friends.

Gemma Cartella, Romanos’s neighbor, witnessed the incident, and alleged that the van was running at high speed.

PO1 Bernon Gelicania from Alcoy Police Station was convinced that Rohr tried to overtake another vehicle when the incident happened.

“Ni-overtake jud tingali to siya kay naabot man siya sa pikas lane mao to nga nabanggaan ang tigulang (He may have tried to overtake because he reached the opposite lane and hit the old woman),” Gelicania said.

Rohr rushed Romanos to the Julio Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital in Dalaguete, Cebu, but Romanos was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician, Dr. Tomas Hofer II.

Romanos’s body was brought to St. William’s Funeral Homes in Dalaguete for autopsy.

Rohr surrendered to Alcoy Police Station, while waiting for charges.

Yesterday afternoon, Rohr tried to settle with the family of the victim at the Alcoy Police Station.

Meanwhile, a stabbing incident took place in Sto. Nino, Purok 2, Consolacion, Cebu on the same day.

The victim, identified as Efledo Pitogo Jr., 31, a native of Barangay Yati, Lilo-an, Cebu was playing “tong-its” when the suspect, who is his uncle Asterio Pitogo, 62, from Sto. Nino, Purok 2, Barangay Lamac, Consolacion, Cebu, stabbed Efledo from behind using a kitchen knife, hitting his left shoulder.

Efledo fled after he fought back, got the knife from Asterio and stabbed his abdomen.

Efledo was brought to the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), while Asterio was brought to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VCMC), and charged with frustrated murder. (Rhey Anne Alvarico, USJ-R Mass Com Intern)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 03, 2013.

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