Montero driver in Iloilo reports sudden unintended acceleration case

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Iloilo City (CNN Philippines) — A sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) case involving a Mitsubishi Montero Sport was reported by a driver in Iloilo City on Monday evening (December 7) inside a house in Monte Rosa Subdivision in Hibao-an Sur Village, Mandurriao.

According to driver Gregorio Deloeste, he was about to park the 2012 automatic transmission Montero Sport owned by his nephew, when the SUV accelerated and plowed through the living room and dining area.

Deloeste claimed that he was in the garage when the vehicle mysteriously drove off at high speed, while he shifted the gear stick to neutral and applied the hand break even before the car “self-propelled.”

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Deloeste said he decided to crash the vehicle into one of the house’s foundations to prevent it from running.

The impact caused part of the house’s ceiling to collapse. Several furniture and appliances were also destroyed.

No one was injured in the incident.

Laurence Kaizer Deloeste shared several pictures of the incident on his Facebook account. The family said they would file a complaint against Mitsubishi.