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Vietnam driver showcases ‘flair’ in near head-on crash

Monday, February 02, 2015, 14:07 GMT+7
Vietnam driver showcases ‘flair’ in near head-on crash
The scene of the accident on the Lang Sen Bridge in Vinh Thanh District, Can Tho City, located in southern Vietnam

It would take a very long time for over 30 passengers to forget their journey on board a sleeper bus in southern Vietnam on Monday as it climbed onto the railing of a bridge to avoid a head-on collision with a truck.

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A truck was crossing the Lang Sen Bridge in Vinh Thanh District of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho at 4:30 am today when a sleeper bus operated by Phuong Trang Co., a local transport firm, rushed to the bridge in the opposite direction with a view to getting over it first, newswire VnExpress quoted Tran Thanh Tung, a traffic police chief of the district, as saying the same day.

Phuong Trang’s driver, 34-year-old Nguyen Thien Trung, then had to steer his bus to the right side to duck a crash because the bridge is too narrow for both vehicles to cross at the same time, according to the newswire.

The bus was thus forced to climb onto the railing with its left side leaning against the truck, now nearly getting past the bridge.

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The bus nearly crashed head-on into the truck this morning. Photo carried with permission from VnExpress

Over 30 passengers on board the bus panicked and shouted for help, after which the driver, his assistant, and local residents managed to bring all of them out of the vehicle safe and sound.

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Photo run with permission from VnExpress

No casualties were caused in this accident but it brought about traffic congestion lasting until 8:00 am.

VnExpress quoted Vinh Thanh police officers as stating that the bus driver is now to blame because the truck already came to the other end of the bridge. Further investigation is ongoing.

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