Teen flees from bully, but hit by truck

Posted at 04/25/2012 2:12 PM
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MANILA, Philippines – A teenager died after being hit by a truck in Sta. Cruz, Manila before Wednesday.

Kenneth Garcia, 14, was hit by a truck along Dimasalang Street at around 2 a.m..

Garcia was hit by the truck while allegedly running away from a member of a rival group, only identified as Yolanda, who was beating him.

Stephanie Naelga, Garcia’s friend, said Yolanda even applauded after the victim was hit by the truck, with plate number RJK 146.

“Sinampal niya si Kenneth tapos tinadyakan, sabi ng isa tumakbo si Kenneth. Tumakbo nga pero nasagasaan na,” Naelga said.

Police are now hunting the truck driver. Yolanda, on the other hand, is facing a charge of physical injury. – Umagang Kay Ganda, April 25 2012