- The SUV driver, Jose Antonio Sanvicente did not show up at the preliminary investigation at the Mandaluyong City Hall of Justice
- Christian Joseph Floralde, the security guard victim, came to the said investigation
- Facing the press, the lawyer of the security guard, expressed his dismay over the non-appearance of the suspect
- However, despite this, he believes that there is still justice
The SUV driver Jose Antonio Sanvicente who ran over a security guard in Mandaluyong did not show up at the preliminary investigation.
Security guard Christian Joseph Floralde showed up and was accompanied by his lawyer.
Due to the non-appearance of the SUV driver, the lawyer of Christian expressed his dismay.
He said in a statement given to the press that he was disappointed, but he believes there is still justice.
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"Medyo disappointed ako, pero may hustisya naman tayo eh," said Floralde's lawyer in ABS-CBN's video.
Previously, the lawyer of the SUV driver stated that he will be appearing at the preliminary investigation.
The SUV driver, along with his parents were also given media time by the PNP at Camp Crame.
It was during the same presscon that the mother of Jose Sanvicente appealed to the public and expressed her worry over her son's future, and where she also stated that her son is "mabait" and "responsable."
The viral incident, where a security guard who was directing traffic was ran over by a RAV-4, happened in Mandaluyong. A video captured the whole incident and it has gone viral on social media.
In a related story, it was revealed that the security guard who was run over by an SUV in Mandaluyong has a sick mother whom he is still looking after. This was revealed by one of his co-workers, Chris Soriano, who also said that he is also the "padre de pamilya." According to Soriano, the mother of the security guard has not yet been informed about the condition of his son, for fears that she might not be able to bear it. The agency of the guard has also signified that they will help with the expenses of the elderly mother while her son is still in the hospital.
PLTGen. Vicente Dupa Danao, Jr., during the press conference, stated that the SUV driver might have been scared of the firearm of the security guard. He then said that it must be the reason why he ran away instead of helping the security guard. Danao then said that it was a very unfortunate incident that an SUV ran over a security guard. "Siguro out of confusedness medyo na-rattle po yung driver," he further added.