Killer bus crushes woman crossing España before dawn

A FEMALE pedestrian was run over and killed by a provincial bus while crossing a street in Sampaloc, Manila.

The Vehicle Traffic Investigation Section (VTIS) of the Manila Police District (MPD) said the victim remains unknown while the bus driver was identified as Nicasio Ranay Tumolva Jr., 39, of Purok 1 Alibagu, Ilagan, Isabela.

Police said that the fatal accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of España Boulevard and Maceda Street in Sampaloc.

The bus, a Higer Bus-Victory Liner with plate number CXS-954 being driven by Ranay was traveling along España Boulevard when it hit and ran over the victim who was then just crossing the street.

Responding members of the Philippine Red Cross brought the victim to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center where she died from injuries to the head and body.

Operatives from the Manila Police District-Station 4 went to the accident scene and later arrested the driver at a bus terminal in a follow-up operation.

He told the police he fled the scene out of fear.

The driver was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide at the fiscal’s office.