Driver who hit and injured Filipina still on the loose
The domestic worker was undergoing therapy from the hips down, but still could not walk or get up but could talk
Police said no arrest had yet been made and no charges filed against the unidentified driver who fled after hitting a Filipina domestic worker in a Happy Valley carpark on Hong Kong Island last month.
Domestic worker Sally Midriano Gandalera was injured when she was hit by a Jaguar sports utility vehicle while she was cleaning her employer’s car in the carpark on Broadwood Road. She is still bedridden in Queen Mary Hospital with a fractured pelvic bone and a hip injury, sunwebhk.com reported.
Virsie Tamayao, an officer with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Hong Kong, said a medical report indicated Gandalera also suffered a lacerated scalp.
Gandalera is undergoing therapy from the hips down, still cannot walk or get up but can talk.
The welfare officer said Gandalera’s employer was pursuing the case, which is still being investigated by the Police Traffic Accident Bureau. However, claims for employee compensation and from the Traffic Accident Victims Assistance scheme have yet to be filed.
Gandalera has two sisters who are also working in Hong Kong but are reportedly unable to help in filing the claims because they can only go out on Sundays.