A COLLEGE of Architecture senior was hit by a College of Education (CoE) professor’s car along Roque Ruaño Drive last Sept. 17 at around 6 p.m.

According to a report from the Office for Security Affairs (OSA), the victim was crossing the pedestrian lane when he was hit by a white Honda Civic driven by one Gregory Co, with a sticker issued to COE faculty member, Elizabeth Hashim.

According to the victim, who requested anonymity, he did not notice the approaching vehicle because he covered himself with a jacket due to the heavy downpour.

“Umuulan kasi noon, tapos naka-cover ako ng jacket. Hindi ko naman alam na may paparating. At saka, sa pedestrian lane ako tumawid,” he said.

According to Co, the student suddenly ran across the road and did not notice his approaching car.

The victim went over the car’s front hood and hit the windshield before falling on the other side of the road. The impact cracked the car’s windshield.

The victim was rushed to the UST Hospital and released later that night.

“Pinauwi rin ako agad kasi wala naman daw internal hemorrhage,” the victim said.

The victim added that the vehicle should have been moving slowly because it was raining and the car was approaching a pedestrian lane.

”Paanong hindi niya mapapansin (na may paparating) eh pedestrian lane yun tapos it was raining so dapat mas maingat siya (sa pagmamaneho) kasi madulas ang kalsada,” he said.

The student said his family is going to take legal actions against Co. Ma. Cristina S. Lavapie

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