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Blogs: Ateneo pupil hit by ‘texting’ driver

The 37-year-old mother who accidentally ran over and killed an Ateneo de Manila gradeschool pupil on Tuesday afternoon was allegedly “texting” moments before the tragedy.

Witnesses said Ma. Theresa Torres appeared to have dropped her mobile phone and was picking it up when she seemed to have mistakenly stepped on the accelerator of her Hi Ace van just as the victim, Julian Carlo Miguel “Amiel” Alcantara, was passing in front of her.

“Torres asked her driver to get her own son and so she was seated on the driver side, buckled up. Eyewitnesses saw her texting with her cell phone. Then people saw her unbuckle her seat belt and she stooped down to get something on the floor of the van, presumably she dropped her cell phone and bent down to get it from the floor,” one witness said. “It was in that position that led her to mistakenly step on the gas accelerator rather than the brakes,” the witness added.

read in full here: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=police3_feb28_2009

  1. jonas
    March 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    willing ba mag testify sa court yun witness? or lumabas man lang…
    kung hindi… tsismis lang yan…
    mga haka haka kuro kuro…. pampagulo…

  2. typicalmom
    March 7, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Rumors fly around so quickly; before you know it, they’re treated as facts.

    Last night at a dinner party, a mom from another school said she heard about the tragic accident and said, “I heard that Amiel’s parents were in their car, and they saw the accident happen right in front of them, imagine that, how terrible!” So I had to set her straight about the facts. It really does make one wonder about how rumors start and how they get around.

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