JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Two dead, five severely injured as car hits taxi, motorbikes in Hanoi

Monday, January 07, 2019, 15:39 GMT+7
Two dead, five severely injured as car hits taxi, motorbikes in Hanoi
Pottery debris scatter the spot where a car hits three motorcycles in Hanoi, Vietnam, January 6, 2019. Photo: OTFFB

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.

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

Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

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.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news