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Truck hits cars on mountain pass in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Truck hits cars on mountain pass in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Saturday, March 04, 2023, 11:04 GMT+7
Truck hits cars on mountain pass in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
A truck overturns after hitting three cars on Mimosa mountain pass in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, March 3, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

A truck smashed three cars while going down Mimosa mountain pass at the entrance to Da Lat City in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Friday afternoon, slightly injuring people involved.

The truck first crashed into a taxi traveling in the same direction from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City.

The impact of the collision sent the taxi to the right side of the road.

The truck went on to collide with a five-seater car and dragged it for more than 50 meters towards the opposite lane, before hitting a pickup truck.

The large vehicle knocked the pickup truck to the side of the road and pressed the ute into the guard rail before overturning.

The taxi and the five-seater car were almost entirely crushed after the serial collision. 

The pickup truck was also badly damaged.

Fortunately, those involved in the accident only suffered minor injuries and were given first aid.

A five-seater car is smashed after being hit by a truck on Mimosa mountain pass in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, March 3, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A five-seater car is smashed after being hit by a truck on Mimosa mountain pass in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, March 3, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

Traffic police officers determined that the truck lost its brakes while going downhill, leading to the accident.

In addition, the excessive rate of asphalt in the structure of the road caused the roadway to become slippery as the asphalt melted in sunny weather.

The bend of the road section where the accident occurred also reduced traction.

The Lam Dong public security department had repeatedly proposed repairing the road section in question but have yet to received any responses.

Mimosa mountain pass, which is parallel to Prenn mountain pass, has been the main route connecting Da Lat with southern Vietnamese localities for all vehicles after the latter was closed for upgrading starting February 6.

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Bao Anh - Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre News

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