Deaf mute dies in hit-and-run in Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 14 2010 10:24 AM | Updated as of Aug 15 2010 06:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A 16-year-old deaf mute was killed in a hit-and-run incident involving a delivery truck in Manila, before dawn Saturday.

Senior Police Officer 2 Glenmore Vallejo, Manila police investigator, said Sarah Bautista was crossing Lawton Avenue around 2 a.m. when a delivery truck hit her.

Vallejo said the delivery truck's driver sped off, leaving Bautista dead.

The victim's mother, Maritess, told ABS-CBN News that her daughter was already sleeping, but a friend woke her up for a snack.

"Hindi naman mangyayari 'yan kung hindi siya niyayang kumain eh," the mother said.

The police investigator, meanwhile, said that a witness was able to spot the delivery truck's license plate. He said plate number RCJ 264 is now being verified with the Land Transportation Office. -- Report from Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News