Six people were sent to hospital on Tuesday following two separate accidents on the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway.
he accidents occurred on the last day of the four-day national holiday that began on Saturday, when salaried workers visiting their hometowns flocked back to the southern metropolis on Wednesday.
The first accident occurred between three vehicles at around 11:20 am on a stretch of the expressway that passes through Long Thanh District in Dong Nai Province, according to Vietnam Expressway Services Engineering (VEC E).
The cars, all heading towards Ho Chi Minh City, were involved in a collision, resulting in two cars being seriously damaged and the other a blown tyre.
Three people were taken to the General Hospital of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City with serious injuries, including one with a broken collarbone.
Three others who were also passengers inside the cars were unharmed, receiving only minor scratches in the incident.
A car is badly damaged following an accident on the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway in southern Vietnam, May 2, 2017. Photo: VEC E
At 7:45 pm the same day, another accident occurred between three vehicles near the administrative border between Dong Nai Province and Ho Chi Minh City.
Two seven-seater cars were rear-ended by a refrigerated truck that was transporting shrimp from south-central Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City.
Three people were injured and hospitalized following the accident, with both cars badly damaged.
Investigation into the accident continued until 9:00 pm.
The Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway runs 55 kilometers from the southern metropolis through Long Thanh District in Dong Nai Province and reaches its end at Dau Giay District in the same province.
The VND20.63 trillion (US$920.98 million) expressway was built over a period of six years, and was completed in August 2015.
Aftermath footage of the accident on the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway, May 2, 2017. Clip: Tuoi Tre