Chie Filomeno is now recovering after a racing accident.
The GirlTrends member crashed into a barrier inside the speedway while racing in Clark, Pampanga under heavy rains. In a lengthy Instagram post made last Sunday, September 1, she recounted her ordeal, writing, “Race weekend done! Woke up and my body is in so much pain, but I’m beyond grateful that I am alive and no one else got hurt.”
“No matter what happens, I still find myself coming back to this sport, the adrenaline rush it gives me is out of this world, [and] it’s so hard to explain why we keep doing it despite the danger,” she added.
This was Chie's first brush with aquaplaning, which occurs when a layer of water builds up in between the wheels and the road surface, causing a loss of traction and preventing the vehicle from responding to control inputs.
“I got into an accident. First time experiencing aquaplane. I guess there’s always a first time for everything. Tapos nalaman ko lang sa ambulance na second na sana ako! It’s okay, bawi-bawi. On Race 6 and wasn’t able to finish the race,” she explained.
Chie further said that she will continue to participate in racing events. She enthused, "It felt like the world was against me the whole weekend but that won’t stop me from doing what I am passionate about, I just have to move on from it, hit the restart button. Smile lang! See you in November for the next leg! No pain no gain!"
Meanwhile, actor Troy Montero also figured in an accident during the same event. He has since assured the public of his safety and recovery.
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