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4-year-old dies


A 4-year-old boy died in a hospital in Bacolod City a day after he and his grandfather were hit by a vehicle at Lacson Street, in front of Robinsons Place Monday.

Traffic investigator Police Officer 2 Sherwin Bantigue identified the victim yesterday as Steve Areglado, of Purok Makawiwili in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod.

Investigation showed that the boy and his grandfather, Romeo Areglado, 68, were crossing the street when the Hyundai Accent vehicle heading south of Lacson Street accidentally hit them.

The driver, Reve Liza Abelarde, 40, of Santa Clara Subdivision, Bacolod brought the victims to the hospital but the boy died the following day, Bantigue said.

The settlement between the victims’ family and Abelarde is now ongoing while the expenses for the victims treatment are being shouldered by the insurance company of Abelarde’s vehicle, Bantigue also said.

Meanwhile, at least eight persons were injured when a truck carrying sugarcane fell on its left side at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brgy. Cabug, Bacolod City.

Of the eight injured, only Nenita Castillo, 35, of Bario Ma-ao, Jessmark, 17, and July Junco, 23, of Purok Pile in Brgy. Mailum, all of Bago City were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

Traffic investigator Police Officer 1 Ferdimark Peñaroyo said the truck driven by July Junco was backing up when he lost control and it fell on its side.*APN




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