A Danish national was killed in a hit-and-run accident last Saturday in La Union, police said Monday.
Police Officer Eric Boac identified the victim as Helge Jensen, 50, who was struck by an unknown type of vehicle bearing license plate TBV 571, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Jensen was hit while he was crossing the National Highway in Barangay (village) Paringao in Bauang around 6 p.m., police said.
He sustained injuries in different parts of his body and was rushed by an ambulance of the Bauang Lying-In Center to the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center in San Fernando City for medical treatment, but was later pronounced dead.
The unidentified driver escaped towards north, Boac said, but added that the plate number of the vehicle has been flashed to nearby police stations.