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​Driver threatens bystanders with gun after crash in central Vietnam

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 14:05 GMT+7
​Driver threatens bystanders with gun after crash in central Vietnam
To Quang Nghia, 51, holds a gun after colliding with a parked motorbike in this screenshot taken from a Facebook video.

The driver of a car has threatened bystanders with a gun after his vehicle crashed into a stationary motorcycle in a north-central Vietnamese province on the weekend.

The driver was identified as To Quang Nghia, 51, from Can Loc District, Ha Tinh province.

The accident between the automobile and a motorbike occurred on Song Thuan Street in Thuan Loc Commune, Hong Linh Town on Sunday afternoon, Tran Trung Kien, chief of the Thuan Loc police department, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Monday.

The car was traveling on Song Thuan Street when it struck the motorcycle of Nguyen Thanh Hiep, who had parked it on the side of the road outside his home, Kien said.

Hiep, who was inside when he heard the collision, came out to discover that his motorbike had been thrown more than 10 meters down the road.

His bike was severely damaged, and the front of Nghia’s car was also twisted.

Hiep’s nephew, Le Thanh Trung, and several bystanders confronted Nghia after the accident, telling him that he was responsible and must compensate Hiep for the damage.

“That’s when the driver pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot us,” Hiep said.

Nghia holds a gun in his right hand while talking to bystanders.
Nghia holds a gun in his right hand while talking to bystanders.

One witness filmed the incident with his phone and later uploaded the footage to his Facebook account.

Nghia did manage to put the gun away as soon as police arrived at the scene, however, on seeing the video evidence, everyone involved including the witnesses was invited to the local police station to make formal statements.

Having confirmed Nghia’s identity, Nguyen Huy Khuyen, vice-chairman of the Thuan Loc People’s Committee, told Tuoi Tre reporters “the driver’s behavior was unacceptable.”

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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