5-year-old pedestrian dies after bus hit her in Bohol town

By Marisol Bo-oc | 04:35 PM April 28, 2023

A five-year-old girl died after she was hit by a passenger bus owned by the Southern Star Bus Transit, Inc. in Bilar town on Thursday afternoon.

Police report said that Samantha Salvacion, a resident of Barangay Botong in Valencia town, was with her aunt Mary Jane Salvacion, 29, when the incident happened. They came from a fiesta celebration in Barangay Camanaga in San Miguel town. When they reached Barangay Poblacion in Bilar town Samantha alighted from the bus first leaving Mary Jane who had a hard time getting out of the bus due to many passengers.

Samantha who saw a relative tried to cross the highway when hit by a passing Southern Star passenger bus driven by Llander Barnido.

Samantha died on the spot due to severe injuries.

Barnido driver was placed under police custody.

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