Pupil, 8, dead after being hit by car driven by Camarines Sur town councilor

NAGA CITY – An 8-year-old Grade 2 pupil in Naga City died after a car being driven by a councilor of Camaligan town in Camarines Sur province accidentally hit her in front her school Thursday noon, police reports said.

According to Naga City police, Jeanna Balatinsayo was crossing the street on her way to Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Barangay (village) Sta. Cruz when the Toyota Vios being driven by Dionely Dematera, 51, Camaligan councilor, ran over her around 12 noon.

Balatinsayo was taken to the hospital but died while undergoing treatment.

Dematera surrendered to police and said she was on her to the University of Nueva Caceres, which is located across the Sta. Cruz Elementary School when the incident happened.

Dematera told police she was “rattled and didn’t know what pedal she stepped in,” which led to the accident.

Meanwhile, police were conducting further investigation into the incident.

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