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Two die in motorbike-trailer truck collision in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 10:40 GMT+7
Two die in motorbike-trailer truck collision in Ho Chi Minh City
The scene of the accident in which two people died when a motorbike crashed into a trailer truck in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Two people died on Monday when a man rode a motorbike, crossing a road and slamming into a trailer truck in Ho Chi Minh City.

The man was carrying a woman on his motorcycle at 7:00 pm on National Road 1A from District 12 to Hoc Mon District, according to initial reports.

When he reached An Suong Intersection in Ba Diem Commune, Hoc Mon, the rider suddenly crossed the road and crashed into a trailer truck.

The two on the motorbike were instantly killed under the truck wheels while their bike was pushed 10 meters away and completely distorted.

The two bodies were stuck under the truck.

Police cleared the scene at 9:30 pm.

About 8,200 people died and 14,800 were injured in traffic accidents in Vietnam in 2018, according to police reports.

Onlookers gather at the scene of the crash in which two were killed when a motorbike crashed into a trailer truck in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Onlookers gather at the scene of the crash in which two were killed when a motorbike crashed into a trailer truck in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

On average, 52 accidents happened on a daily basis, killing 23 people, last year.

Eighty percent of the crashes occurred on roads, with the rest on railways and waterways.

Most of the accidents were caused by the drivers breaking regulations on speed, breath alcohol concentration, lane driving, and others.

The year 2018 saw many particularly serious crashes, claiming multiple lives at the same time.

A case in point is an accident in late July 2018, when a bus carrying 17 people crashed head-on into a trailer truck in Quang Nam Province, killing 13 people.

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