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Five injured in drunk-driving crash in northern Vietnam

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 18:23 GMT+7
Five injured in drunk-driving crash in northern Vietnam
The site of the accident on Road No. 365 at Thai Son Intersection in Hai Phong City, September 29, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Anh / Tuoi Tre

Five people were injured and vehicles were damaged after a tractor-trailer slammed into several motorcyclists waiting at a red light in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred when the truck driver Nguyen Van Thanh lost control and crashed into the vehicles that were waiting at a red light on R​oad No. 356 at Thai Son Intersection, Hai Phong City’s police told Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper.

The strong hit left five people injured while two vehicles were thrown onto the sidewalk and others were seriously deformed.

The injured were rushed to a hospital following the accident.

A quick alcohol test at the scene showed an alcohol content of 1,959 milligrams per liter in the driver’s blood, well above the allowed level in Vietnam.

Further investigation is still taking place.

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