Van hits old woman near waiting shed in Ilocos Sur

Ria Galiste, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2016 06:56 PM

ILOCOS SUR - A 74-year-old woman died in a vehicular accident in Barangay Sarmingan, Narvacan town Monday.

The victim was identified as Marcelina Directo.

Based on police investigation, Directo was sitting on a bench beside a waiting shed when she was hit by a van driven by Jose Supnet, Jr.

The van was parked 50 meters away from Directo when it moved forward and hit the area where Directo was staying.

The victim sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

"Sa loob kasi may naiwan na dalawang bata. Baka may nagalaw sila sa loob kaya gumalaw 'yung sasakyan," Police Chief Inspector Simon Damolkis said.

Supnet voluntarily surrendered to the police.

"Noong narinig ko may sumigaw at nakita ko na, pumunta na ako. Inatras ko na sasakyan at dinala ko na siya sa ospital," he said.

The family of the victim has yet to express their intention to file charges against Supnet.