Driver fined $16 after getting bus stuck on bridge railings

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A bus got stuck on a 2-meter high bridge railings after a near miss collision with a truck in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho on February 2. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

A driver of a popular bus service in Vietnam was fined VND350,000 (US$16.2) for "failing to give way," after photos of his bus stuck on the arch railings of a bridge went viral early this week.
The photos, taken at Lang Sen Bridge in Can Tho Town early Feb. 2 showed the bus's head somehow got on the railing with its front wheels 2 meters away from the ground. Its left side leaned against a truck which had been moving in the opposite direction on the narrow bridge.
The bus driver, Nguyen Thien Trung, failed to give way to the truck, Tuoi Tre Newspaper quoted the police of the Mekong Delta town said.
His company, Phuong Trang, agreed to pay VND5 million ($230) to the truck’s owner for the repair of some minor damages.
All 30 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident was rescued unharmed. The manager of Lang Sen bridge said the bridge structure was not affected, according to the report.


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