TACLOBAN CITY-A 74-year old woman died on Thursday (January 2), after a car accidentally bumped the pedicab she was riding in Jaro town, Leyte.
Authorities identified the victim as Angeles Dumayas, married and a resident of Barangay Sto Niño of the said town.
The pedicab driver, identified only as Lito, also sustained injuries.
Police said that at around 5:15 p.m. on that day, the pedicab was crossing the road from the town’s poblacion towards Barangay Macopa, also of the said town, when a black Hyundai Accent driven by Ramon Brazil, 28, a resident of Barugo, Leyte accidentally hit it.
Brazil was travelling from the direction of Carigara, Leyte heading towards the direction of Tacloban City when the incident happened, police said in a report.
Dumayas was rushed to a rural health nit in Jaro but was pronounced dead on arrival by the Dr. Corazon Acbo, the attending physician.
The pedicab driver was also brought to Eastern Regional Visayas Medical Center (EVRMC), based this city, for immediate medical treatment.
Brazil, an employee from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assigned in Calbayog City, voluntarily surrendered to Jaro Municipal Police Station. (RONALD O. REYES)