Reader John Andrew witnessed a Vinasun taxi driver hitting a woman, yelling at her and driving away this morning on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Even worse, Rolling called the taxi company but the staff there hung up the phone six times. "Today a taxi driver tried 'pushing' a motorcycle out of the way with his taxi on the street of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai at the intersection with the alley named "Hem 18A". The taxi driver drove in-front of a lady parked on her motorbike and reversed into her, damaging her motorbike. He then got out of the car and started yelling at the lady who had done nothing wrong. He then got in his car and drove away when people approached him. Having watched all this I photographed the car as he drove away. The interesting part of this is I call the phone number on the side of the taxi to report and the person on the phone said "this is NOT VINASUN". Yet the number on my photograph is clear. The staff then hung up the phone on me six times, … [Read more...] about Reader tells about hit-and-run accident in HCMC
Reporting hit and run
Pop star Britney Spears was charged on Friday with hit and run and driving without a valid license, a spokesman with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said. The 25-year-old singer was charged with one count of hit and run causing property damage and one count of driving without a valid California driver's license, both misdemeanors. The charges, which each carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, stem from an incident in a private parking lot in the San Fernando Valley on August 6. … [Read more...] about Britney Spears charged with hit-and-run in L.A.
Four died and 13 were injured in a head on hit-and-run in central Khanh Hoa Province on Sunday. Reports said a bus carrying 46 teachers from Son Tinh District in central Quang Ngai Province to Ho Chi Minh City for summer vacation drove through Khanh Hoa's Dien Khanh District along National Highway 1,15 km south of provincial capital of Nha Trang early Sunday morning. At around 6am, the bus collided head on with a container truck en route from HCMC to Nha Trang, killing three teachers on the spot - Truong Phan Kim Tam, Vo Van Hong, and Vo Duy Phong. … [Read more...] about Hit-and-run kills four in central Vietnam
A traffic inspector in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has been demoted after hitting four people in a hit and run last February. Le Van Qui has been dismissed from his position as deputy chief of a traffic inspection team in Can Tho, Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted Trinh Ngoc Vinh, deputy director the local Transport Department, as saying Tuesday. Qui was reportedly driving a four-seat car towards neighboring An Giang Province when he hit a motorbike carrying three people traveling in the same direction on February 4. Le Van Qui's driving license seized after the accidents The motorbike driver, Nguyen Van Nam, had broken ribs, To Thi Oanh broke her arm, and a young girl suffered head trauma and was hospitalized. Instead of attempting to help the victims, Qui drove away. On the way back from An Giang to Can Tho, Qui hit a bicycle also traveling in the same direction, and fled the scene once again. When local police stopped Qui and required alcohol test, he turned them down and … [Read more...] about Traffic inspector dismissed for hit-and-run
Police in the southern province of Binh Duong have dropped charges against a local police officer who fatally hit a man on a motorbike while driving a car, saying he was not at fault, VnExpress reported Friday. The Thu Dau Mot town police concluded that Captain Le Quang Binh, 36, was not culpable since he was driving in the correct lane when the accident happened on October 20 while the victim was not. Binh, who came under fire for not stopping after hitting Nguyen Huu Quan, 27, had merely "panicked," Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Quoc Tuan, deputy chief of the Thu Dau Mot police, said. … [Read more...] about Charges dropped against fatal hit-and-run cop in southern Vietnam