Cops re­lease trike driver in hit and run

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THE tri­cy­cle driver who was in­volved in road ac­ci­dent at Araneta Street, Barangay Sum-ag, Ba­colod City vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered to Po­lice Sta­tion 9 and was re­leased af­ter the lapse of his re­gle­men­tary pe­riod on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Po­lice Cap­tain Jun Ray Batad­lan, chief of Po­lice Sta­tion 9, said yes­ter­day that Raffymin Nobleza, 24, of Purok Nami-nami, Barangay Sum-ag, vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered at about 4 p.m.

He said Nobleza sur­ren­dered be­cause he was both­ered by his con­science.

Nobleza was one of the driv­ers who hit Ed­uardo En­riquez, 62, of Purok Ma­gayon, Barangay Sum-ag, at Araneta Street on Sun­day.

The Ceres Bus driver who was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent also vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered af­ter the ac­ci­dent while the driver of the mo­tor­cy­cle is still at­large.

On Sun­day evening, En­riquez was cross­ing at Araneta Street when he was hit by mo­tor­cy­cle. The vic­tim fell on the ground and he was hit again by a Ceres Bus driven by Regie Le­jarso, 38, of Bi­nal­ba­gan, then, a tri­cy­cle driven by Nobleza.

Batad­lan said there were al­ready a set­tle­ment be­tween the bus and tri­cy­cle driv­ers and the fam­ily vic­tim.

He said the fam­ily of the vic­tim al­ready ex­e­cuted an af­fi­davit of non-in­ter­est to file the case against the two driv­ers.

Batad­lan added he is hopeful that the driver of the mo­tor­cy­cle will also sur­ren­der and to help the fam­ily of the vic­tim.

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