Early this morning, May 21, 2009 at about 1:30, actor Richard Gutierrez injured in a car accident happened at Sta Rosa Road in Tagaytay City. The report said that Gutierrez was driving and may have over-sped while traversing a semi-curved road before crashing onto a post. The road was said to be a accident prone and that time, the area was so dark that cause their vehicle to crashed.
The initial report from Puting Kahoy Police Station in Silang said that Gutierrez, with his two companions were on their way to Manila after his shooting when the accident happened. It was confirmed by the former beauty queen that one of her brother’s companion, identified as Norman Pardo, was declared dead on arrival at Adventist University of the Philippines.
Gutierrez and his bodyguard, initially identified as George Mastura were immediately rushed to Olivares Hospital. The actor was then moved to Asian Hospital in Alabang. Ruffa his sister 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. The report said that the actor is now out of danger but still traumatized.