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Drunk unlicensed car driver kills one, injures seven in crash in Hanoi

Monday, October 12, 2020, 17:54 GMT+7
Drunk unlicensed car driver kills one, injures seven in crash in Hanoi
The car driven by Nguyen Quang Hung crashes into multiple vehicles before hitting a median strip in Hanoi, October 11, 2020.

One person was killed and seven others injured after an 18-year-old unlicensed driver under the influence of alcohol crashed his car into six motorbikes, three automobiles, and a pedestrian in Hanoi on Sunday.

The crash happened along a section of National Highway No. 32 in Phu Thinh Ward, Son Tay Town at around 4:00 pm, according to preliminary information.

Nguyen Quang Hung, 18, who resides in Phu Tho District, was driving a five-seater Mazda automobile when he hit a motorbike carrying two people.

Hung did not stop but sped away, before slamming into five other motorbikes, three cars, and one pedestrian.

The vehicle only came to a complete halt after colliding with the median strip.

The pedestrian, 53-year-old N.N.H., was killed, whereas seven others were injured in the crash.

Traffic police officers and relevant units promptly arrived at the scene to take the injured victims to the hospital and escorted Hung to the police station.

A test later showed that Hung’s blood alcohol concentration was 82.2mg per 100ml of blood.

The young man does not have a driver's license, officers added.

According to Vietnamese law, people will be fined if they use any types of vehicles while their alcohol concentration is above zero.

Car drivers who break this regulation face a fine worth VND30-40 million (US$1,295-1,725) and a 22-24-month revocation of their licenses.

Driving an automobile without a license is punishable by VND4-6 million ($172-258).

Causing a fatal traffic accident while driving without a license and under the influence of alcohol is punishable by three to ten years in prison.

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