2 hurt in sudden acceleration

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BAGUIO CITY – A 22-year old waitress and her 8-year old son were injured after a pickup parked near their shanty house suddenly encountered unforced acceleration while parked along Bokawkan Road here Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the victims as Michelle Gonzales, 22, married, waitress and her son Jester Gonzales, 8, both residents of Lower Bokawkan road, Baguio City.

Initial police investigation showed that when the pickup driver Elizabeth Celso Tarrayo, 48, married, businesswoman and a resident of No. 26 Tibeth St., Shangrila Village, San Luis, Baguio City was starting her vehicle parked along the road, it suddenly encountered unforced acceleration that caused it to bump into the house of the victims.

The older Gonzales, who sustained injuries on her waist and both legs, was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), while her son was brought to the Pines City Doctors Hospital for the treatment of his minor injuries.

The businesswoman stands to face charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple physical injuries and damage to property before the city prosecutor’s office is if not amicable settlement will be reached with the family members and relatives of the victims.

By Dexter A. See

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