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Girl hurt in vehicular accident in east coast


A girl landed in a hospital after she was accidentally bumped by a van driven by a businessman along MCLL Highway, Barangay Tictapul, Zamboanga City on Friday.

The victim was identified as Majajoy Cantil Selomenio, 8, a pupil of Tagasilay Elementary School and a resident of the said barangay.

She was brought to the Cristino Paragas Memorial Hospital in Barangay Quiniput, this city, for medical treatment but later transferred to Zamboanga Doctor’s Hospital.

Initial investigation conducted by Police Station 1 disclosed that at about 12:10 p.m., Saturday, the Toyota Hi-Ace Van bearing temporary plate number 090109 driven by Joel Latip y Bensor, 42, married, a businessman and a resident of Barangay Sangali, this city, accidentally hit the young pupil while she was crossing the street.

The Hi-Ace Van was heading towards Cagayan De Oro City wherein the driver failed the notice the presence of the victim at a  road section in Tictapul.

PO1 Ronnie Roy Torres, investigator-on-case said, the driver was conducted to the police station for investigation while his van was impounded for safekeeping.

The case is still pending investigation. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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