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10:05 PM March 2nd, 2011

March 2nd, 2011 10:05 PM

4 vehicles hit elderly woman crossing street

AN OLD woman trying to cross a busy road in Quezon City was killed Wednesday after four vehicles ran her down one after the other. Police Officer 2 Reynaldo Patiag of the Quezon City Traffic Enforcement Group said the victim, who had yet to be identified, was crossing Mindanao Avenue at 2:10 a.m. when a red car with plate number XIN 935 hit her. After the victim fell, she was run over by three other vehicles, according to customers of a nearby food stall. The police said none of the drivers stopped to help the victim who was around 65 to 70 years old.—Nancy C. Carvajal

Metro cops now armed with Tasers

CHIEF Inspector Carlos Dilag of the Malabon police howled in pain Wednesday after a device now being introduced among the ranks of the Metro Manila police was tested on him. “I could not move because the current flowed very fast,” said Dilag after he recovered from the shock of being hit by a Taser round. At least 38 police officers from the five police districts and the public safety battalion of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) completed their training Wednesday on the use of Taser weapons, which were described by its distributor as “nonlethal.” “We need to use this kind of weapon to avert casualties,” said NCRPO Director Nicanor Bartolome who attended the demonstration at Camp Bagong Diwa. “This is not designed to kill.”—Miko Morelos

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