Minor Girl Dies in Mishap
A minor girl was killed when she rammed into the tail of a trailer along Bangga Granville in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Monday.
Police Senior Inspector Ramel Sarona, Police Station OIC chief identified the victim as Liza Mae Anton of Woodside Subdivision, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod city.
She died on the spot due to head and body injuries.
According to investigation, the cargo truck driver was identified as Roel Lipalam, 39, of Barangay Buenavista, Murcia town, Negros Occidental.
Lipalam said he was parking in the area when suddenly he heard a thud behind him. He went down to check only to find out that the girl was stuck and overran by his rear tire.
Investigation disclosed that the girl’s motorcycle engine stopped and she tried to start it again. When it started, it suddenly accelerated and bumped the trailer’s tail.
Lipalam said his van was carrying bottles of softdrinks and was on the way to their bottling compound.
Lipalam said he is willing to settle the case with the victim’s family.*