At least one person was killed, while 12 others were seriously injured after an SUV suddenly accelerated and ramming a playground inside a mall in Carmona City, Cavite on Wednesday.
Rosendo Mamucod, the driver of the SUV, said that he was sleeping inside the vehicle waiting for his wife to buy medicine when the engine suddenly roared and the vehicle accelerated toward the direction of the play area.
Police Major Rommel Carcellar, chief of Carmona Police, said that they are now coordinating with the mall’s management to retrieve the CCTV footage that would aid in the investigation.
Carcellar also said that one person died due to severe head injuries, while 12 others, including five minors, were injured during the incident.
The driver of the vehicle, who was recovering from stroke a few months ago, was also taken to the hospital due to high blood pressure.