Hyundai Accent plows through 18 pedestrians in Lucban
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CCTV footage of a horrendous accident in Lucban, Quezon has gone viral, showing an out-of-control Hyundai Accent plowing through pedestrians.
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According to the Inquirer, the driver was identified as Roger Peñaflor and the car involved was used as a rented bridal car in a nearby church. As of this writing, he is currently detained at a police station as the investigation continues.
The number of injured people involved in the accident has gone up to 18, with one of them brought to a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) after sustaining serious head injuries.
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Based on the testimony of the driver, the car suddenly malfunctioned and accelerated despite his attempt to use both the foot brake and the hand brake.
The disturbing CCTV footage of the incident shows a female pedestrian getting thrown in the air after getting violently struck by the car.
Many netizens commented that the driver should have deliberately slammed his car into a post or a wall in order to prevent pedestrians from getting hurt.
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