Driver charged after SUV rams kids’ center, kills 1 in Cavite
SAN PEDRO CITY — Police filed charges against the driver of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) that rammed a supermarket’s amusement center, killing one person in Carmona town in Cavite province.
Police identified the lone fatality as Rollen Sartiel, 22.
Case investigator Marlon Ramirez said the suspect, Rosendo Mamucod, 66, was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to properties.
In a phone interview Thursday, Ramirez said Mamucod claimed parking his vehicle, a Mitsubishi Montero, at the parking lot of the Walter Mart supermarket around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the SUV suddenly accelerated and overshot inside the establishment.
The vehicle hit a child’s amusement center where Sartiel happened to be along with other patrons, most of them children.
“The driver was there (inside the SUV), he had not gotten off yet. His claim was that the vehicle just suddenly accelerated but we are still investigating (what really happened),” Ramirez said.
Police identified the 11 others injured as Myrna Doctor, 51; Nina Marie Morello, 27; Glennis Gianan, 40; Jinky Oborza, 27; Rhalf Oborza, 4; Florabel Medina, 40; Mark Anthony Gonzales,34; Mark Leo Ace Gonzales, 4; Jazz Lano, 6; Cian Laurora Sartiel, 3; and Emma Hunsay, 74.
Ramirez said the victims were discharged Thursday after receiving treatment in the hospital./lzb
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