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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Motorcycle hits, kills city worker


A Bacolod City government job order casual diedwhen a motorcycle hit her while she has crossing Araneta Street in front of the 7-Eleven convenience store in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod, at about 1:35 p.m. yesterday.

Lonie Soledad, of Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod, sustained injuries and was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital by the Barangay Sum-ag Rescue team, a police report said.

However, attending physician Angie Alonsabe declared Soledad dead on arrival, police records show.

Traffic investigation showed that a KTM Duke motorcycle without attached plate number driven by Remegio Mendoza Jr., of Isabela town in Negros Occidental, was travelling south of Araneta when he bumped Soledad, who was crossing to east of the street.

Police Captain Jun Ray Batadlan, Station 9 chief, said yesterday that Soledad had just alighted from a jeepney, and immediately crossed the street without stopping first, and looking at both sides of the road.

It happened at the same time that the traffic lights justturned green, and vehicles started to move forward, Batadlan said.

Soledad was supposed to visit her grandchild when the accident happened.

Mendoza, who is now detailed at the custodial facility of Station 9, has pledged to help the family members of Soledad in the burial expenses as they opted to reach a settlement, Batadlan said.

He also said Mendoza is a government employee.*


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