A crash between a car and a taxi and three motorcycles in Hanoi killed two people and seriously injured five others on Sunday, the latest in a series of road accidents in Vietnam that had collectively claimed at least 13 lives since the middle of last week.
The four-seater automobile first slammed into the taxi before ploughing into the motorbikes, all running in the same direction, at around 1:30 pm on Mau Luong Street in the capital’s Ha Dong District, a local police officer said.
A husband and his wife on a motorcycle were both killed in the crash, whereas five others were severely injured.
The cab’s rear half and the motorbikes were damaged after the collision.
The car driver immediately fled the scene and only turned himself in to police four hours after the accident.
Deadly road accidents were recorded every day from Wednesday to Sunday last week, taking the lives of at least 13 people.
The most fatal crash involved a trailer truck that killed four people after hitting 21 motorcycles waiting at a red light in Long An Province, a neighbor of Ho Chi Minh City, on Wednesday.
The truck driver, who was arrested on Thursday, later tested positive for heroin.