JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Stoned man crashes motorbike into police speed trap, killing one in central Vietnam

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 11:20 GMT+7

A motorcyclist is under investigation after slamming into a group of traffic police officers on a highway in central Thua Thien-Hue Province on Tuesday, injuring one who later died in the hospital.

The man was apparently speeding while under the influence of narcotics, according to Brigadier Phan Van Minh, chief of staff of Thua Thien-Hue Police, who announced the initial investigation results on Wednesday.

According to police reports, a group of four provincial traffic officers were on duty at around 3:45 pm on Tuesday on the National Route 1A when they spotted a speeding motorcyclist.

After signaling the driver to pull over for a paper check, the motorcyclist appeared to speed up and head directly into the group of officers.

The high-speed hit left Sergeant Vo Duy Khanh, 29, badly injured, while the driver himself received minor injuries from the impact.

Khanh succumbed to his injuries the next morning in the hospital.

The speeding motorcyclist was later identified as Nguyen Ngoc Chien, 26, a resident of neighboring Quang Tri Province.

Drug tests showed that Chien had been under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident.

The provincial police have demanded that local investigative units proceed with care and objectivity to ensure that those responsible are justly penalized under the law, according to Brigadier Phan Van Minh.

“For the time being, the provincial police will support Khanh’s family in organizing the funeral,” Minh said. “We have also directed relevant units to move ahead with recognizing Khanh as an officer who died on duty.”

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!



Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

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.

Latest news