70-year-old killed in Tagbilaran road mishap

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70-year-old killed in Tagbilaran road mishap

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An emergency response unit attends to Zenon Barimbao who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident near the Lady of Lourdes Parish Church in Tagbilaran City on Sunday.

A 70-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a fish delivery truck in Poblacion 2, Tagbilaran City on Sunday morning.

According to police investigation, victim Zenon Barimbao, a resident of Barangay Ubujan, Tagbilaran City, was hit by the speeding vehicle in front of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church (K of C) as he crossed the street.

Barimbao was rushed to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician Dr. Dawn Fontanar.

The victim was reportedly hit by an Isuzu pickup truck driven by one Jaime Iyog, a 63-year-old resident of Barangay Taguihon, Baclayon.

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Iyog admitted that he fled the scene right after hitting Barimbao claiming he sped away out of fear as he saw the victim sprawled and motionless on the street.

The driver was momentarily detained by police authorities but was later on released as the victim’s family said that they had no intention of filing a case against Iyog. (Weli Maestrado)

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