Police to hit and run driver: Surrender
Surrender now before it’s too late.
This was the appeal of the police to the owner and driver of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) that was involved in a hit and run incident in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.
Chief Insp. Dindo Juanito Alaras, Mabolo Police Station chief, said it is better for the hit-and-run suspect to surrender as they are now in the process of identifying him.
“Naa na miy lead. Naa tay nakuha nga mga (closed circuit television camera) footage sa sakyanan,” said Alaras.
The Mabolo Police already submitted some details they gathered from CCTV to the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) to trace the owner of the car.
“Ato na confirm nga usa ka Montero Sports colored gray or silver ang SUV nga nakabangga sa jeep,” said Alaras.
Past 3 a.m. on Dec. 9, an SUV hit a public utility jeepney (PUJ) along M.J. Cuenco Avenue, in Barangay Mabolo.
Because of the strong impact, the PUJ turned turtle causing some of its passengers including minors to be thrown outside the vehicle.
A woman identified as Indira Paramel, 37, died from fractures, while seven others including the driver of PUJ suffered injuries.
Two of the passengers who were seriously injured were confined at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).
Alaras admitted having a hard time identifying the plate number of the SUV because there are portions of the CCTV footages that are blurred.
“Paspas sad kaayo nakapadagan ang SUV. Ato gani nakita nga naay mga nagsunod-sunod nga sakyanan, ni counter flow pa ni,” said Alaras.
(The SUV was very fast. We even saw that other cars were following it and the vehicle was counter-flowing).
He said they will try to gather more evidence and clearer video caught on CCTV of other establishments.
“Naa pa tay gipaabot nga upat pa nga laing CCTV cameras from other establishments didto sa area nga nahitabo-an,” said Alaras.
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