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At least one injured in vehicle crash in Da Lat

Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:25 GMT+7
At least one injured in vehicle crash in Da Lat
Nguyen Van Quoc after his car hit a utility pole in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Cong Lam / Tuoi Tre

A driver apparently under the influence of crystal meth slammed his car into a number of vehicles on a street in the Central Highlands tourist city of Da Lat on Thursday afternoon, leaving at least one person injured.

The incident occurred along a one-kilometer section on Nguyen Van Cu and Ba Thang Hai Streets, severely damaging two other automobiles and five parked motorcycles.

The entire front end of the car was destroyed after it was finally stopped by two utility poles.

A video taken in the immediate aftermath of the accident shows the driver appearing to dance in the front seat of his vehicle while holding a deflated airbag.

Nguyen Van Quoc appears to remain high after the crash. Video: Cong Lam & Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

He was subdued and taken to a police station, where law enforcement examined him and declared he was high on crystal meth.

He was identified as Nguyen Van Quoc, a 27-year-old American citizen.

Nguyen Van Quoc’s car following the accident in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Quoc’s car following the accident in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A taxi and motorbike hit by Nguyen Van Quoc’s car on a street in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A taxi and motorbike hit by Nguyen Van Quoc’s car on a street in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Quoc after his car hit a utility pole in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Cong Lam / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Quoc after his car hit a utility pole in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Cong Lam / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Quoc at a police station in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Quoc at a police station in Da Lat City, March 14, 2019. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

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