At the scene (Photo: infonet.vn) According to reports from local traffic police, the incident happened at 12:10 as a passenger coach was heading from Hue City towards Danang on National Highway 1. The vehicle crashed into a motorbike, numbered 75K1-161.24, that was driving in the same direction on Km 853+100. At the time, the motorbike was carrying To Quang, 66, and his son To Thanh Sanh, 26, both from Mieu Nha village in Loc Dien commune of Phu Loc district. The horrific nature of the crash left both Quang and his son dead at the scene. After receiving reports of the accident, local police arrived at the scene to investigate further. … [Read more...] about Road traffic accident in Hue leaves two dead
Horrific traffic accidents
It is not clear whether they are a satirical spoof but the videos are clearly a response to a spate of recent accidents where people waiting on motorbikes at red lights have been killed and injured. The most horrific accident of them all happened in southern Long An Province early this month, killing four and injuring many others when a truck driver high on alcohol and heroin plowed into dozens of motorbikes waiting at a traffic light. Last October, a Saigon woman driving under the influence killed one person and injured five. The woman was speeding on Dien Bien Phu Street and approaching the Saigon Bridge as she lost control and crashed her BMW into five motorbikes waiting at the Hang Xanh intersection traffic light. These and other similar incidents have led to anger and fear that commuters are not safe when stopping at traffic lights. The incidents have prompted a few youngsters to offer "solutions" on how to safely wait at a red light. They have posted several videos on Facebook … [Read more...] about A red light traffic safety maneuver goes viral
At the scene A passenger coach was heading from Sa Pa to Lao Cai when the accident occurred at 11:00 a.m. The vehicle crashed into a motorbike, numbered 24P6-4676 that was driving in the opposite direction on Km118, National Highway 4D. The horrific crash left the motorbike driver dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Chau A Mao, 17, residing in Chu Lin 1 village, Trung Chai commune, Sa Pa district. The coach, which at the time was carrying several passengers, was turned over in the incident and seriously damaged. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred on the coach. According to several sources, following the collision, the coach driver named as Nguyen Manh Hung, 55, residing in Ngoc Khanh ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, left the scene along with the passengers in another vehicle. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. … [Read more...] about One dead following road traffic accident in Sa Pa
More than 1,500 people have been killed in traffic accidents in the first two months of 2018 in Vietnam, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety. A car fell into a rice field in the central province of Quang Binh, killing two people on February 14. Photo by Vietnamnet The latest report from the committee shows that over the past two months, there were 3,345 traffic accidents nationwide, killing more than 1,500 people and injuring over 2,500 others. The horrific figures, however, showed an improvement in traffic safety in the country compared to the same period last year when the record was even higher. In February, 726 people were killed and 1,169 others injured in 1,583 traffic accidents, which is a fall of 100, 313 and 180, respectively from the numbers of February 2017. Like last year, the Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday saw a sharp increase in traffic accidents. A report from the Ministry of Public Security showed that as many as 195 people have been … [Read more...] about 1,500 people die from traffic accident in first two months
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?