Friday, May 22, 2009

Richard Gutierrez Car Accident - Latest Updates!

Actor Richard Gutierrez was injured in a car accident early Friday morning, May 22, along Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Rd., Silang, Cavite.

In text message from the actor's sister actress Ruffa Gutierrez, she said that the airbag of Richard's vehicle, a Nissan Skyline GTR, saved his life.

She said Richard underwent a two-hour operation and is currently in the recovery room.

The actress also revealed that her brother sustained cuts and bruises all over his face.

She said that the actor has a long deep cut near the eye and eyebrow which required more than 10 stitches. Small cuts on his face were also stitched.

Ruffa said that actor might needs to get a cornea operation because some pieces of glass went in his eye.

Reports said that the actor is now out of danger but still traumatized.

Richard was rushed to the Asian Hospital Medical Center in Alabang after his car crashed into a post at 1:30 am at Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road, Silang, Cavite province.

An initial report from Puting Kahoy Police Station in Silang said that Richard, with his two companions, believed to be his assistant and bodyguard, were on their way to Manila when their vehicle crashed.

Authorities said Gutierrez was driving and may have over-sped while traversing a semi-curved road before crashing onto a post.

Richard and his bodyguard, initially identified as George Mastura were immediately rushed to Olivares Hospital. The actor was then moved to Asian Hospital in Alabang.

According to the police, their other companion, identified as Norman Pardo, was declared dead on arrival at Adventist University of the Philippines.

Richard's mother, Anabelle Rama, said his son was on his way home from a shooting of a cinema plug of his new TV show Full House with his two companions when the accident occurred.

Annabelle added that her family are still in shock over what happened.

Watch Ruffa's full report of Richard's current condition on SNN:

Source: SNN, ABS-CBN

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