Pinay struck, killed by car in Macau

Posted at 02/17/14 6:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A 48-year-old overseas Filipino worker was killed in a car accident last Saturday in Macau.

Imelda Ignacio-Austria had just participated in the Iglesia ni Cristo fun walk event for "Yolanda" victims in Macau, when she was run over by a car near Macau Tower.

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com, Beng Austria, Imelda's sister-in-law, said the family is having difficulty contacting the Philippine consulate in Macau for assistance.

Beng said Imelda left behind a husband and two children, who live in Hacienda, Porac, Pampanga. Imelda was the sole breadwinner of the family.

Macau Daily Times reported that an unidentified Filipina was killed in a car accident last Saturday. The woman was crossing the street with two other Filipino women at around 10 a.m. on Saturday when the accident occurred. She was brought to the hospital, where she was declared dead.

The police believe the woman was hit by the vehicle while jaywalking. The driver had reportedly passed a breathalyzer test after the accident.

Beng said the driver was a 20-year-old Chinese man. She said the family is seeking the government's help in pursuing a case against the driver who was responsible for Imelda's death.