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Grade 4 Ateneo student dies in car accident: report

Grade 4 Ateneo student dies in car accident: report


abs-cbnNEWS.com | 02/25/2009 3:16 PM

A fourth-grade student at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School was reportedly killed when a car accidentally crashed into him and his nanny inside the Ateneo de Manila campus in Quezon City Tuesday.

Ten-year-old Julian Carlo Miguel Alcantara, known to his friends as “Amiel,” was on his way home from school with his 65-year-old nanny when he was reportedly hit by a van inside the Ateneo campus in Quezon City. The boy was rushed to the New Era Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival, while his nanny, Tata Suarez, sustained injuries.

An online report said that the van’s driver, Ma. Theresa Torres, was reportedly following a car parked in front of her when she accidentally hit the boy and his nanny. Torres was picking up her child from school and had parked her car near the main gate of the university, the report said.

Torres was reportedly brought to the District Traffic Unit Section 3 after the accident.

Based on e-mails from various sources who witnessed the incident, the boy was crushed between the two cars, wihch were spaced just two inches from each other. “The driver forgot that [she] was driving an automatic car that when she started the engine, that car went straight and hit the boy,” a witness said.

Concerned parents and students offered prayers and support to the victim’s family. Ateneo de Manila president Fr. Ben Nebres and Ateneo Grade School Headmaster Kit Bautista had reportedly stayed with the Alcantara family.

as of 02/25/2009 5:25 PM

 

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/02/25/09/grade-4-ateneo-student-dies-car-accident-report

  1. Liza G
    February 27, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Seriously?!?! If you turn on your automatic car and it’s on drive it doesn’t turn on. It has a safety feature.

  2. cecille
    February 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    naka-on na yung van, nakatapak lang siya sa brakes. pwedeng natanggal ang paa nya sa brakes, tapos pagtapak nya ulit, accelerator pala.

  3. cecile
    February 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    reakless driver!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how sad..

    • March 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

      what we can do now is to pray for both parties, I believe that is the best thing to do.

  4. cez
    February 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    sana wag na maulit ang katangahan n yan,,,, ano naging resulta… nkapatay k ng batang walang muang……..tsk tsk tsk…… sana wag mangyari sa atin eto.

  5. cez
    February 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    alam ko hindi mo sinadya ang ngyari, subalit yung naging resulta di matatanggap ng pamilya nila yan

  6. becky
    February 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

    lakas naman ng loob ni torres kung susubukan pa niya na makalusot dito. Oo nga at hindi sinasadya, pero nakapatay ka na e. Pagbayaran mo.

  7. Purple
    February 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Sa totoo lang sana umamin na lang si Theresa Torres ng katotohanan lang. Huwag na siyang gumawa ng kung ano-ano pang istorya o alibi. Pati na ang mga abogado niya at mga supporters niya. Makonsiyensiya naman lahat kayo. Iyan ay kung may
    konsiiyensiya pa kayo. Dahil sa tingin ko wala naman. Sige magpakasarap muna lahat kayo dito sa lupa habang nabubuhay kayo. Pero sa tingin ko babawi rin kayo sa impiyerno. Magsama-sama kayong lahat doon. Tandaan niyo lahat ay pinagbabayaran. Kung ang bata nga kapag nakabasag ng baso sa restaurant pinababayaran sa magulang. Wala pang isip iyon ha. Si Mrs. Torres pa
    matanda na at magulang pa ng Atenista.

  8. Pierre
    February 28, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    There is no other explanation for what happened. Torres stepped on the gas. Obviously this wasn’t premeditated murder. The car accelerated from a standstill. It was accelerating on impact. Clearly an error had occurred from the moment of acceleration. Malfunctioning brakes can be easily verified. If the brakes work after the accident then it was working (but not used) during the accident. Whatever Torres’ reason was for the acceleration, clearly there was negligence.

  9. March 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    let’s all pray for Amiel. Everything happen to us has a purpose.

  10. March 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Sa batas ay may pananagutan yung nakasagasa sa bata at makatarungan lamang na sya ay maparusahan kung ito talaga ang nais ng pamilya ng biktima, pero h’wag natin syang lalo pang akusahan sa nagyari, maaaring may pagkakamali sa kaniyang banda, subalit higit akong naniniwala na hindi magagawa ng katulad niya na isa ring ina ang pumatay ng isang inosenteng bata. Ipanalangin nating maunawaan ng pamilya ng biktima, kung hindi man ngayon ay sa mga darating na panahon, ang tunay na saloobin ng nakasagasa sa bata. Pagdasal din natin ang pamilya nung bata nang mabilis nilang matanggap ang kapalaran ng anak nila na sa aking palagay ay plano ng nasa taas, isang plano na tanging Diyos lang ang nakakaalam.

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