Police in Ho Chi Minh City are hunting for a car driver who fatally crashed into a GrabBike driver and injured his passenger on early Thursday morning.
The accident occurred along Hong Ha Street in Phu Nhuan District at around 5:30 am, the district police unit confirmed on Friday.
A five-seater automobile was traveling at high speed when it entered the opposite lane and slammed into a motorbike ridden by Le Manh Thuong, a 64-year-old GrabBike driver.
Thuong was carrying 30-year-old Nguyen Thi Bich H., a stewardess.
The car driver abandoned the vehicle and left the scene following the crash.
The two victims were badly injured and admitted to the nearby 175 Military Hospital for emergency treatment.
|A funeral is held for GrabBike driver Le Manh Thuong at a relative’s home in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 31, 2020. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre|
Thuong later succumbed to his injuries, while H. suffered knee and pelvic fractures.
Police officers are working to identify and hunt for the driver.
Thuong’s funeral was organized at a relative’s home in Phu Nhuan District on Friday.
According to the family, Thuong lived with his son at a tenanted house in Tan Phu District.
He works as a GrabBike driver to afford education for his son, who is now in college.