Car runs down 21 vehicles, injures 22 in Hanoi

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A car crashed into 21 vehicles and injured 22 people in Hanoi on Wednesday, local police reported.

The incident happened at around 5.30 p.m. when Le Van Manh, 66, driving a Ford Mondeo V6 at high speed on Ho Tung Mau Street in Cau Giay District, rammed into 14 bicycles and seven motorbikes over a 300-meter distance.

The car was stopped by a bus parked in the street, police said.

The victims, most of them students, were rushed to the local Hospital No.198. Two of them were critically injured, while others were released the next day.

Manh, who tested negative for the influence of alcohol, told police he had borrowed the car from his brother-in-law. He said it was the first time he was driving it, and he had pushed the accelerator instead of the brake by mistake.

Police said they would conduct a forensic test on the car and reproduce the scene of the accident for further investigation, noting that Manh's car had hit a motorbike 30 minutes before the accident.

The bike then crashed into another car moving in the same direction, according to the police, adding that they were yet to identify the two vehicles.

After the incident, the three drivers had a talk and very soon, Manh started speeding, the police said.

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