A SEPTUAGENARIAN died after he was hit by a panel truck on Araneta Highway, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Thursday morning, May 20, 2021.
Police identified the fatality as Felix Nantha, 73, of Esperanza Natividad, Cane Town Subdivision, Victorias City.
Police Major Sherlock Gabana, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said the victim was crossing on Araneta Highway when he was hit by a panel truck driven by Reggie Alferez 26, of Sitio Punod, Barangay Prosperidad, San Carlos City around 9:40 a.m.
The victim was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but he did not survive.
Alferez also voluntarily surrendered to Police Station 8. He told police that he did not notice that Nantha was crossing. He tried to apply brake, but Nantha was already hit by the truck.
Alferez said he is asking for forgiveness from the family of the victim.