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The Facebook Files

The Facebook Files

One of the followers of our Facebook page, a guy named GomaRick Pusing in his social-media account, sent us the above photo, informing us that the horrific accident happened on the Skyway on Black Saturday, March 30. The photo very clearly shows an overturned Mitsubishi Adventure. How did the vehicle flip, and what happened to its passengers?

One Glenn Tooth explained what had happened after we posted the photo on our Facebook wall. According to him, a police officer was driving this vehicle and that it wasn't his fault. Apparently, Glenn added, a speeding Ford Mustang rammed into the Adventure's back.

"Hindi dapat sa Skyway nag-i-speed test," he said. "May mga racetrack naman; nakadamay pa kayo! Almost 100m ang paggulong ng Adventure sa lakas ng pagkakabangga ng black Mustang sa likuran nya."

The driver, according to Glenn, died as a result.

"I know the person and he died in that accident," he claimed. "Classmate ng brother ko sa Philippine National Police Academy. Pauwi na sana sa Batangas for the Holy Week when the accident happened."

Meanwhile, ABS-CBNnews.com offered more information on the incident. According to the report, the driver (and casualty) was Police Chief Inspector Ferdinand Rosario. He was with three other cops in the vehicle, all of whom were seriously injured. Rosario was said to have been thrown out of the vehicle.

The report went on to identify the owner of the sports car--no make and model were mentioned--as Bardwin Co, who had a passenger with him at the time. Both were also injured.

The interesting part about the ABS-CBN News report is that there was supposedly a third vehicle involved, a Mitsubishi Montero Sport, whose driver was missing at the time of the filing of the report.

We condole with the family of police officer Rosario. May this incident serve as another reminder to all of us that every single car is a potentially deadly weapon if not used with caution and respect. Be safe out there, everyone.

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