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​Car occupants flee scene, hit eyewitnesses after collision in southern Vietnam

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 16:00 GMT+7
​Car occupants flee scene, hit eyewitnesses after collision in southern Vietnam
The car involved in a collision with a motorcycle along National Route 1 on April 8, 2018 is towed to a police station in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Picture taken April 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Police in a southern Vietnamese province have been probing a case where people from a car having a collision with a motorcycle which was then consumed by fire fled the scene and struck eyewitnesses on late Sunday.

Preliminary investigation by police in Dong Nai Province reveals that a crash played out between a car whose license number is 60A-366.44 and a motorcycle ridden by a woman named Nguyen Thi Khanh Van, accompanied by a man called Nguyen Ngoc Hien, along the part of the National Route 1, Vietnam’s arterial route, which crosses the region.

The motorcycle toppled and was instantly engulfed in a fierce fire, but Van and Hien left it with some minor injuries.

A motorcycle destroyed by fire following a collision with a car along National Route 1 in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam April 8, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A motorcycle destroyed by fire following a collision with a car along National Route 1 in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam April 8, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

They broke his device and damaged his motorbike before getting back into the vehicle and ran away. A male eyewitness captured the incident on his mobile phone, only to be beaten by two occupants from the car.

A taxi driver at the scene pursued them for a while, overtook the car and positioned his cab in front of it.

The occupants again got out and attacked the driver until he ran for safety to a house nearby.

Upon his return, he found that his vehicle’s windshield had been spiderwebbed with cracks.

Police confiscated the occupants’ car on Monday and brought in its driver for questioning.

Cracks on the windshield of the taxicab that chased a car having a crash with a motorcycle along National Route 1 in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam April 8, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Cracks on the windshield of the taxicab that chased a car having a crash with a motorcycle along National Route 1 in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam April 8, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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