A 13-year-old boy is Dalaguete, located in southeastern Cebu, has run over a mentally ill mother, killing her.
Investigators of Dalaguete Police Station identified the victim as 36-year-old Vevencia Valeriano of Naga City. The boys name is being withheld due to his young age – the boy was practising driving alone in a Honda CRV at around 4pm – Valeriano crossed the street and was hit by the SUV, she was brought to the Julio Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital but died of serious head injuries caused the the accident.
The family only found out after the report of the accident was in the news, they agreed not to file charges against the young boy for running over her – they also agreed to assist in the burial expenses saying “The families settled, no case will be filed.”
Valeriano’s family said the victim is a mother of five children and was suffering from a mental disorder due to a nervous breakdown.