Pregnant woman killed in hit-and-run on EDSA

Posted at 05/16/12 3:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed after being hit by a bus along EDSA on Wednesday, police said.

The victim was identified as Evelyn dela Peña, who works as a cigarette vendor.

She was two months pregnant.

Police said dela Peña was hit by a Jayross Lucky Seven Tours bus with plate number TXF 275 driven by Mariano Bagtong in the vicinity of Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City.

Witnesses said they failed to stop the bus from escaping the scene.

The bus company, meanwhile, said it will shoulder the funeral expenses of the victim.

It is also coordinating with authorities for the suspect’s arrest. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM