Vandolph Quizon unhurt but pays up in Parañaque mishap
MANILA, Philippines—Comedian Vandolph Quizon figured in another vehicular accident in Parañaque City on Thursday morning, almost 14 years after his girlfriend was killed when the pickup he was driving collided with a truck in Pangasinan province.
A report to Senior Supt. Ariel Andrade, Parañaque police chief, said the accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. as Quizon (Vandolf Quizon Lacsamana in real life, according to the police) was driving his Toyota Fortuner with plate number UOO 707 on Ninoy Aquino Avenue.
“[He] was going toward the direction of the airport, northbound, when suddenly, his rear left tire burst,” Andrade added.
According to the police official, they have yet to determine what caused the tire to blow up although he surmised that the actor may have run over something sharp like a nail.
Andrade said it was also unclear how fast Quizon was going although there were no reports that he was under the influence of liquor.
The actor told investigators that when his tire burst, he lost control of the vehicle which swerved to the left, crossed the center island and ended up on the opposite lane.
Leonardo Tapino, who was driving a Toyota pickup headed in the opposite direction, said he swerved to the right when he saw the Fortuner running toward him. As he did so, a motorcycle hit his pickup with the motorcycle driver, Michael Pereira, sustaining minor injuries.
Tapino and Quizon, meanwhile, were unhurt. The actor immediately left the scene and his mother, Alma Moreno, told the Inquirer in a text message that her son was OK and did not need to be taken to the hospital. Vandolph’s father is the late comedian Dolphy.
According to Andrade, all the parties involved have agreed on an amicable settlement with Quizon agreeing to pay for Pereira’s medical bills.
But Johnny Co, Barangay Sto. Niño chair, said over the phone that he would also ask Quizon to pay for the damage to the plants on the road’s center island amounting to P1,000.
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