1 dead, 6 injured in freak vehicular accident in Manila

One person died while six others were injured after the driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) lost control while on reverse in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Tuesday.

According to Manila Police District Station 3 commander Plt. Coronel Rey Magdaluyo, the witnesses heard a loud noise when the driver started the engine before it suddenly backed up, plowing people in front of a store.

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“Pag-start nila ng sasakyan, biglang umungol ang makina at hindi nila ma-control at umatras nang pagkabilis-bilis at pagkalakas-lakas na natamaan ang mga biktima,” Magdaluyo said.

WATCH: SUV plows into customers in Manila road accident

Photo by Edd Gumban
Photo by Edd Gumban
Photo by Edd Gumban

The injured victims were rushed to the Jose Reyes Medical Center and Metro Hospital. 

The driver of a white second-generation Mitsubishi Montero is now in police custody.

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