By: Jennifer P. Rendon
A 13-YEAR-OLD girl died after getting hit by a passenger van evening of Oct. 4, 2019 in Pototan, Iloilo.
Nikka Grace Alianza had just alighted from a Ceres Bus at Barangay Cahaguichican when she was bumped by a van plying the Roxas City-Iloilo City route.
Nikka was on her way home after attending classes at West Visayas State University-La Paz campus in Iloilo City where she was a Grade 8 student.
Police Major Ronnie Brillo, Pototan police chief, said the area where the incident happened is the route taken by residents of Barangay Agmanaphao, Mina town where the victim lived.
Nikka was about to cross the road around 7:15 p.m. Friday when the van tailing the Ceres bus hit her.
She was rushed to the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan town but was declared dead on arrival.
The van driver was immediately arrested and put behind bars.
But Brillo said they released the driver after Nikka’s father, Police Captain Felix Alianza, Jr., executed an affidavit of non-interest.
Alianza used to be the chiefs of police of several stations in Iloilo province but went on training recently.