Bus runs over old sampaguita vendor

Posted at 07/07/12 2:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 70-year-old sampaguita vendor was killed when a bus ran over her along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Manila on Saturday.

Authorities said the victim, identified as Pacita Romero, was crossing the street when she was hit by the MRR Transportation Bus (KVH 218) headed for Infanta, Quezon.

Manila Police and officials of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) immediately took custody of the bus driver because bystanders began to gang up on him.

The driver, Alfonso Elistre, said he did not notice the vendor crossing the street.

He is currently detained at a police station of the Manila Police District. -- Report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM