By Anthony Giron
CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite – A female employee died on Saturday in a hit-and-run incident on Molino IV Road in Bacoor City, the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) reported on Sunday, December 22.
The victim, Madonna Orcena Camula, 36, was crossing the pedestrian lane, when she was struck by a speeding vehicle, of still unknown type or make, early Saturday morning.
Camula suffered severe body injuries and died two hours later at the nearby Metro South Medical Center.
The city police are looking at all available closed-circuit television camera footages in the area and elsewhere that may help them identify the vehicle and hopefully its driver.
A report that the police released to media said that Camula was struck by the vehicle right at the pedestrian lane near the Eivance Optical Clinic in Barangay Molino IV.
The vehicle was traveling along the road leading to SM Molino compound at the time of the accident.
Camula’s body was reportedly propelled into the air before crashing back on the road due to the impact. She was brought to the hospital by responding rescuers.
The accident happened at 5:27 a.m. with Camula being declared dead by the attending doctor at 7:58 a.m.
The authorities and residents have expressed alarm over the spike of vehicular and pedestrian accidents in Cavite province’s lowland and upland districts.
Just for this month alone, there were at least five reported fatal accidents in the province.
The road accidents now and then mostly involved motorcycles, trucks and cars.
Alarmed residents have called on the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) to look into the road accidents, in aid of legislation, and find measures or means that may well prevent mishaps.
The authorities have identified the areas where the accidents were reported prevalent to name a few the Aguinaldo Highway, particularly in Silang, Dasmarinas, Imus and Bacoor; and Governors Drive and Crisanto M de los Reyes Avenue.
Fatal vehicular and pedestrian accidents have been reported in the province for years. In 2018 alone, there were scores of people who perished in the accidents with motorcycle riders as mostly victims, PPO reports showed.