Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pulilan cops tracking bus for Valentine's Day Tragedy



MALOLOS CITY—  The Bulacan police is now tracking a bus that killed three men in a hit-and-run accident along the highway in Pulilan town on Valentine’s Day.

PO1 Russel Libunao, investigator of the Pulilan police station, said they are now in the process of analyzing close circuit television (CCTV) footages taken near the incident.

The said CCTV footage is also being compared with another set of footage taken from at least three interchanges along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).

“We got a big break on the case when we were given a copy of CCTV footages,” Libunao said in Filipino referring to footage from a business establishment along the Donya Remedios (DRT) Highway in Brgy. Taal, Pulilan.

He said the footages were recorded within the time frame when the accident occurred in the said area.

“We don’t have the license plates yet, but we are sure, it is a bus,” said Libunao.

He was referring to the vehicle that rammed a motorcycle along the DRT highway which resulted to the death of Lope San Pedro and Roberto Ortezo of Barangay Lumbac, and Artemio Pabroa of Barangay Dampol 1st, all in Pulilan town around 2:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day.

Initial investigation said that a bus was heading west towards the NLEx when it hit the motorcycle.

Instead of stopping and bringing the victims to the nearest hospital, the said bus immediately fled the scene leaving the victims.

PO3 Rodrigo De Guzman, chief investigator of the Pulilan police station, said the witnesses heard a loud explosion moment after the accident and saw the victims lying along the highway.

De Guzman also added that a bus was seen fleeing the scene of the accident.

As this developed, the families of the victims demanded justice for the death of their kin.

One of them even asked good Samaritans to provide information about the accident, while others appealed for help from the passengers of the bus who witnessed the accident.

The victims were buried on Thursday.  Dino Balabo & Rommel Ramos