A man has been seriously wounded after being run over by a horse carriage in Tien Giang Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
The K120 Military Hospital in the provincial capital of My Tho confirmed on Sunday afternoon they had received a 53-year-old victim who was in a critical condition after being hit by a horse-drawn vehicle.
The patient, Bui Van Xinh, lives and works on Thoi Son Islet, a popular tourist attraction in My Tho.
Preliminary information showed that the horse carriage, ridden by Bui Manh Trieu, 43, was carrying tourists of a local restaurant named Mekong Mart at around 11:00 am on Saturday when it hit Xinh, who was walking along the street.
Xinh was knocked down onto the ground before being run over by the vehicle.
According to doctors at the K120 Military Hospital, the victim was admitted to the facility with multiple broken ribs and a soft tissue injury on his chin.
Trieu said he manages a total of 15 horse carriages, which are used to transport visitors on Thoi Son Islet.
Local residents stated the islet is often filled with tourists on weekend, thus many horse carriages are active and are more likely to cause accidents.
In late June 2015, a tourist horse cart crashed into a motorbike carrying a 78-year-old married couple, which was traveling in the opposite direction in Thoi Son.
The elderly man was killed by the collision, while his wife was severely injured.