JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Dropped helmet leads to multi-car crash on Ho Chi Minh City avenue

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 15:04 GMT+7

A helmet dropped from someone’s motorbike on a highway could lead to a serious crash between three cars. That’s what happened in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.

At around 2:30 pm, a four-seater car was traveling downward the Binh Loi Bridge on Pham Van Dong Avenue, when a helmet stuck into its bottom.

The driver was then preparing to stop by the roadside to fix the incident, when a 16-seater bus crashed into its rear. Even worse, a five-seater car that was traveling just behind the bus could not stop in time, leading to the second crash into both vehicles.

The multi-car crash destroyed the rear section of the four-seater and severely injured three people on that car. They were rushed to hospital immediately.

The 16-seater bus had its head damaged, whereas the five-seater was only slightly damaged.

“It was raining then and my vision was not clear enough,” the bus driver said.

“I did see the four-seater car’s emergency light was on and he was slowing down, but I just failed to swerve in time.”

The driver said he felt fortunate that he and his assistant driver survived the rear-end collision.

It took Thu Duc District police two hours to clear traffic following the accident.


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news