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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Cops have hit-and-run leads

The Bacolod City Police Traffic Management Unit already has leads on the type of vehicle involved in the hit-and-run incident that killed a city street worker Saturday.

Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche said they recovered spare parts of a Honda Jazz vehicle from Lacson Street in front of the Negros Showroom building, where Vegilla Salusada, 70, of Purok Katilingban in Brgy. 39, Bacolod was bumped at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Acebuche said they have gone to the Honda dealer in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, to get the list of Honda Jazz owners in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City but the manager, whose name he did not disclose, told them they could not release it without a court order.

He said City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz advised them to ask the BCPO Legal Branch to write to the manager of Honda for the release of the list of the Honda jazz owners in Bacolod, and in Negros Occidental, as one of them may be responsible for the accident that killed Salusada.

Investigation by Police Officer 3 Docelio Pachoro showed that Salusada had been cleaning one side of the street and was about to cross when a vehicle driven by an unidentified man bumped her, TMU chief investigator, Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, said.

Perma said Salusada died on the spot while the driver of the vehicle sped off. There were no witnesses but the speeding vehicle was captured in the closed circuit television camera of a nearby establishment, he said.

Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson urged the driver of the vehicle that bumped Salusada to surface and face the consequences of his act.*APN

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