No charges to be filed vs 'crazy yellow Kia' driver
MANILA – The driver of a yellow compact car who plowed through people and vehicles in Rockwell Center, Makati City on Friday night surrendered to authorities and was subsequently released.
Parties involved in the incident decided not to lay charges against Jamie Camille Lee Brojan, 28, a resident of San Juan City, after she committed to shoulder the victims’ medical and vehicular repair expenses, officials said.
A video of Brojan in a yellow Kia Picanto, dubbed the “crazy yellow Kia” by netizens, uploaded by Kitt Lapena on Facebook, went viral and garnered over 19,000 shares as of this writing.
Another video which gave a bird’s eye view of the incident, taken by Helen de Terry-Glorioso, garnered over 4,000 shares.
The videos showed Brojan crashing her car into nearby vehicles and people in an attempt to flee Rockwell security officers, who caught up to her after a brief chase.
The marshal blocked the car’s path with their motorcycles, but she broke through the blockade and fled the scene.
According to a witness, the car allegedly earlier figured in an accident involving a silver sedan. Brojan supposedly refused to alight from her car and sped off.
However, Brojan told Makati police she was only flagged down by Rockwell security officials due to illegal parking.
She also claimed that she panicked after she was chased and mobbed by Rockwell marshals.
No blotter entry of the incident was filed at the Makati Traffic Command Center.
At least four security officials were injured, and several cars and motorcycles were damaged due to the incident. —with reports from Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News