MANILA – (UPDATED) Actor Jake Cuenca was rushed to the hospital after he figured in a bike accident on Tuesday morning.
In an interview on radio DZMM, his father Juanto Cuenca said a truck suddenly stopped in front of Jake while he was training around the vicinity of the Mall of Asia grounds.
"Si Jake kasi every morning, he trains for Ironman sa may MOA. Biglang nagpreno ang isang malaking truck and he did not have time to brake, so tinamaan niya yung truck. Dumiretso siya sa ospital. Nasa emergency room siya, nasa trauma," he said.
Mr. Cuenca said his son was brought to the hospital by his driver where he was given immediate treatment.
"Yung driver niya mismo [ang nagdala sa kanya sa ospital] because there were no ambulances on site. Sa Medical City, that's where he is now. Meron siyang two broken bones on the hand. He had to have stitches in his chin. They are still continuing with the tests kung ano pa ang damage sa kanya," he said.
Although the actor was conscious when the doctors were treating him, Mr. Cuenca said his son is in a lot of pain.
He said the accident happened at around 7 a.m.
As of writing, Jake has already been discharged from the hospital but he is scheduled to undergo surgery on the two broken bones on his hand this Friday.
Jake joined the Ironman 70.3 in Subic on Sunday which was his first triathlon race.
He is also part of the upcoming ABS-CBN series "Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin" where he plays the role of a triathlete.