A traffic police officer in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong has been seriously injured after being hit by a speeding motorcyclist whom he attempted to stop.
The incident happened along a street in My Duc Commune, An Lao District at around 11:10 am on Tuesday, a police official in An Lao confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
The officer, Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Trong Quy, was knocked unconscious following the collision and admitted to the hospital with severe injuries.
The motorcyclist, a local resident named Thang, was slightly wounded and has been apprehended by police officers.
Sen. Lt. Quy and two other officers were patrolling in the area at the time when they spotted Thang riding his motorbike at a high speed without wearing a safety helmet from afar.
Quy then came to the middle of the roadway with an attempt to stop the traffic violator, who did not seem to slow down.
|Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Trong Quy is knocked off his feet after being hit by the motorcycle in this screenshot taken from the dashboard camera footage.|
The officer did not have time to dodge the incoming vehicle and was eventually hit by Thang.
The force of the collision knocked Quy off his feet, according to dashcam footage from a car traveling on the road.
The video was uploaded to social media on the same day and attracted a lot of attention from Internet users.
|The traffic police officer is unconscious following the collision. Photo: Facebook|
|The motorcyclist is apprehended following the incident. Photo: Facebook|