2 pedestrians dead in Quezon road mishaps
LUCENA CITY –– Two pedestrians died Monday and Tuesday after passing vehicles hit them along the Maharlika Highway in Quezon province.
A Quezon police report said Vivencio Llames Jr., 51, was crossing the highway when an unidentified vehicle bumped him in Barangay Sampaloc 2 in Sariaya town at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday.
The vehicle sped away after the incident, the report said.
Llames, who suffered grave injuries, died while being taken to a hospital in neighboring Candelaria town.
In Atimonan town, Angelito Banton, 45, was hit by a Manila-bound van driven by Domingo Literal at Maharlika Highway in Barangay Magsaysay around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The gravely injured victim also died while being taken to a hospital in the town center.
The police said the van swerved to the right shoulder of the highway and hit Banton, who was walking on the roadside.
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