- Gretchen Fullido covered the Halalan 2019 with her team
- While they were on duty, they got into an accident due to a garbage truck that rammed into their parked vehicle
- She and her team went to the hospital after the accident and found out that they sustained cervical spasm
Gretchen Fullido shared a scary yet inspiring story on her social media account.
KAMI learned that she and some of her crew members got into an accident while reporting about Halalan 2019.
According to the TV Patrol reporter, a garbage truck accidentally rammed into the ABS-CBN vehicle which led to Gretchen and her team sustaining cervical spasm.
They tried to continue covering the election due to their dedication to their work but decided to go to the hospital instead due to the pain and dizziness that they were experiencing.
“While covering for Halalan 2019, a garbage truck hurriedly backing up rammed into our parked crew cab as we were about to jump off to our next location. The impact was strong and the back of our crew cab was damaged. I was at the back seat and I really felt my head & neck jolt.
“Thankfully, me, my cameraman Kuya Oca and our piloto Bonifacio were not badly hurt.
“We still tried to cover but had to go to the hospital because we were a little dizzy and we were feeling pain on our neck. Always better to be safe, right? We did X-rays and the doctor said, both Kuya Oca and I had Cervical Spasm (neck spasm) because of whiplash which was inevitable because of the impact of the crash. We were given painkillers and anti nausea medicine.
“I’m still very thankful that we were protected by our Lord God and it was nothing major.
“Accidents really happen. The doctor advised us to get some rest and observe our necks. Knowing that we needed every person in our news team to cover, I still tried my very best to work online to get Halalan 2019 stories.
“Thank you also to the kind doctors and nurses who attended to us earlier. To everyone who voted, campaigned, volunteered, covered and did election related activities, I hope you all had a safe Halalan 2019. Now that the ballots are being counted, let’s all pray for the candidates and may God bless the Philippines,” Gretchen wrote on Instagram.
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KAMI previously reported about an important update regarding the legal battle between Gretchen and Ces Drilon.
Gretchen Fullido filed libel cases against Ces Drilon and Venancio Borromeo, who are both ABS-CBN executives. The entertainment reporter accused the two of trying to damage her reputation by saying that she only wants to file cases due to her desire to improve her employment status.
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