A police officer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has suffered brain hemorrhage and a broken leg and jaw after being crashed into by a street racer while he was on duty.
Major Nguyen Le Ho, an officer of the traffic police division in Tien Giang Province, is now being treated at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Dung, chief of the police unit, confirmed on Sunday.
The incident happened when a team of traffic officers raided a group of young men and women who were about to participate in illegal street racing along National Highway 1 in Chau Thanh District at around 10:00 pm Saturday.
Ho and some officers were in charge of barricading the road.
He was signaling the street racers to stop when Nguyen Hoang Nam, 18, who was among them, crashed into the officer.
Ho suffered brain hemorrhage and a broken leg and jaw after the crashing and was brought to the hospital for emergency treatment.
|The street racers are arrested in Tien Giang Province, Vietnam on May 2, 2020. Photo: H.T. / Tuoi Tre|
The other street racers attempted to escape but were eventually captured by police officers.
A total of 19 suspects were captured and nearly 20 motorbikes confiscated.
One of the suspects was under the influence of alcohol while another tested positive for narcotics.
|Motorbikes of the street racers are kept at the police station in Tien Giang Province, Vietnam on May 2, 2020. Photo: H.T. / Tuoi Tre|