A waitress was killed while her companion, a policeman assigned at the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office, was injured in what had appeared as a hit-and-run incident involving a motorcycle and a pick-up vehicle at the junction of Lacson and San Sebastian streets, Bacolod City, after midnight yesterday.
Elyn Requiron, 27, of Brgy. Magsaysay in Escalante City, Negros Occidental, succumbed to injuries she sustained at about 4 a.m. while being treated at the Corazon Lcosin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Traffic Management Unit chief investigator, Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, said.
Police Officer 1 Ronald Rojo, who was driving the motorcycle with Requiron as passenger sustained minor injuries, but was taken into the custody of police station 1 by traffic investigator Police Officer 3 Orlando Caporal as he was found to have an expired license, Perma said.
Investigation showed that the motorcycle of the victims was heading east of San Sebastian Street, while the red pick-up vehicle, whose driver was not identified, was heading north of Lacson Street when the collision happened, he said.
Rojo told the DALY STAR that they came from the El Camino’s Place at San Sebastian-Araneta Street, where Requiron was working and were on their way to her boarding house.
He said the pick-up driver was driving too fast and that it suddenly hit their motorcycle at the junction of San Sebastian and Lacosn Streets.
Rojo added that they failed to take note of the plate number of the pick-up because driver immediately sped off from the scene.
Meanwhile, the woman who was side-swiped by two public utility jeepneys at the Araneta highway in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod Wednesday last week died a week after the incident at her house.
Perma said Maria Vicky Gabayeron, 41, of Florenceville Subdivision, Bacolod city was crossing the street in front of Toyota Motors at about 7:55 p.m. when she was sideswiped by a jeepney, that was heading north of Araneta street.
Driver Joselito Tabulong, 29, of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 19, alighted from his vehicle, supposedly to help Gabayeron but before he could come near her, another jeepney, whose driver was not identified, also hit Gabayeron and sped off, heading north of Araneta, police records show.
Gabayeron was brought to a hospital but she was released after a series of tests showing that none of her organs were affected by the accident. She, however, died a week later, Perma said.
Gabayeron’s family told ABS-CBN Bacolod that they had her body autopsied to ascertain whether her death was caused by the accident.
TMU has already identified the owner of the second jeepney that sideswiped Gabayeron and they have sent him a notice of investigation so the one driving the vehicle at the time of the accident happened can be identified.*APN