A 63-year-old woman was killed after she was accidentally rammed by a private vehicle along a national road in Talibon on Wednesday afternoon.
The fatality, Dominga Cajes of Barangay Sto. Niño, Talibon was still rushed to the Pres. Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Hospital in Talibon but was declared dead on arrival, said Senior Master Sgt. Armando Abadiez of the Talibon Police Station.
According to Abadiez, Cajes was thrown several meters from the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck that hit her. The vehicle was driven by one Benjie Cabal, 29, of Balilihan town.
Cajes suddenly tried to cross the road in Barangay Sto. Niño but was not noticed by Cabal causing him to hit her from behind, said Abadiez.
Following the incident, Cabal immediately presented himself before the Talibon Police Station where he remained detained as of Wednesday.
Abadiez however noted that Cabal and the victim’s family were working out a deal to reach an amicable settlement. (AD)