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Taxi driver leaves victim to die following collision in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, June 28, 2019, 16:03 GMT+7
Taxi driver leaves victim to die following collision in Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Tan Phu, a cab driver, quickly checks on the victims following an accident in Ho Chi Minh City on June 25, 2019 in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage.

CCTV footage of a crash in Ho Chi Minh City involving a cabby and two motorcyclists, one of whom died at the scene, has led police to summon the driver involved in the accident.

The incident occurred at around 3:15 am on Tuesday at the intersection of Tan Huong with Vo Vong Ton Streets in Tan Phu District when Nguyen Hoang Long and Nguyen Thi My T. slammed their motorbike into a taxi operated by 48-year-old Nguyen Tan Phu.

The impact knocked Long and T. off the motorbike and threw them onto the sidewalk.

The two appear seriously injured in the video.

Phu got off his cab and took a quick glance at the victims before driving away.

Though the next few minutes of footage shows multiple motorcyclists driving past the accident site, none stopped to help.

One passer-by appeared to check the woman but also decided to leave the victims behind.

The video shows Long eventually pulling himself up and finding help, but not before T. had already drawn her last breath.

Police officers probe the scene. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Police officers probe the scene. Photo: Tuoi Tre

T.’s body has since been brought to her hometown in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, while Long is still being treated in the hospital.

Police in Tan Phu District confirmed on Thursday that they had summoned the taxi driver for a working session.

The car was also impounded to assist the investigation.

A representative of the taxi operator, Vinasun, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on the same day that the firm had offered financial support worth VND20 million (US$860) to T.’s family.

The company will also assist Long with his medical costs, the representative added.

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