Senator Grace Poe on Sunday confirmed that her father-in-law was the injured driver in a parking accident in Greenhills, San Juan City.
The 83-year-old Dr. Teodoro Llamanzares was brought to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center after his automatic Toyota Innova fell from the third floor of a parking area at around 9:45 a.m.
The senator said her father-in-law was responsive and the result of his CT scan has yet to come out.
A 24 Oras report also said that according to Poe, Llamanzares is in stable condition, though he has suffered a fracture or fractures and some bruises.
"Medyo napa-ano 'yung pag-park niya, sumobra. Nahulog 'yung kanyang sasakyan... Ang sabi 'nung mga naka-witness ng insidente, 'nung paahon pa lang medyo mabilis na 'yung kanyang pag-akyat, ngayon siguro hindi niya napansin na 'yun na 'yung parking, nabangga niya [ang barrier] hanggang sa mahulog," Senior Superintendent Dindo Reyes, chief of the San Juan City Police, said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
Poe said her father-in-law's age may have affected his coordination skills, according to a report on GMA News TV's Balitanghali by Rida Reyes.
Other witnesses said they were startled by a loud noise when the vehicle plunged to the ground.
They feared that the car would explode because it was emitting smoke.
Police officers and mall staff immediately responded.
According to Reyes, no one else was injured.
The incident happened after Llamanzares attended a mass and was about to park in the area.
Investigation is ongoing as of posting time.
In 2014, a car also fell from the third level of a parking building in Greenhills. The car was driven by a 73-year-old man. —Dona Magsino/KG/BM, GMA News