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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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4 call center agents injured

Four call center agents were injured when they were bumped by an unidentified vehicle in what had appeared as a hit-and-run incident at Lacson Street, Bacolod City, at about 3:20 a.m. yesterday.

Injured were John Moises Maning, 23, of Rosario Heights, Brgy. Taculing, Philip Anthony Punzalan, 22, of Celine Homes, Brgy. Estefania, Riza Mae Ramos, 21, of Hernaez Street, Bacolod and Shiela Mae Pomoceno, 21, of Cadiz Street, Negros Occidental, Traffic Management Unit head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, said.

The victims, all employees of Convergys, were crossing the street in front of the CBS Development Corp. Building and were on their way to board a jeep when the grey car, driven by an unidentified man, bumped them, Acebuche said.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Wilson Go showed that the grey vehicle had overtaken another vehicle and could have failed to notice the victims crossing.

Tricycle driver Ray Olaera, who witnessed the incident, told ABS-CBN that the car sped off and turned left going to Santa Clara Subdivision.

Except for Ramos, who sustained only minor injuries, the rest of the injured victims are still confined at the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital.

Acebuche said the side mirror of the vehicle that bumped the call center agents was left at the scene of the incident. He said they did not have leads on the identity of the driver as of yesterday.*APN

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