At least three passersby were injured after a Toyota Innova crossover “vanagon” accordingly went “wild” while snaking up the parking area of the Manila Doctors Hospital along TM Kalaw Avenue, Manila on Wednesday. According to the driver, the vanagon (NDF-7220) suddenly went uncontrollably “wild” in reverse harming in the process three passersby. Emergency response team of the hospital immediately brought the victims to the emergency room of the medical facility. Wikipedia says, such accidents are sometimes caused by so-called sudden unintended acceleration (SUA). It is the unintended, unexpected, uncontrolled acceleration of a vehicle, often accompanied by an apparent loss of braking effectiveness. Such problems are sometimes caused by driver error (e.g., pedal misapplication), mechanical or electrical problems, or some combination of these factors. SUA-related accidents occur when drivers intend to apply the brake but mistakenly apply the accelerator.
(JHUN MABANAG / BENJAMIN CUARESMA