Driver knocks over man, boy at Vietnam car expo

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A Japanese man and a Vietnamese boy were badly injured after being knocked down by a man who was test-driving a car at an exhibition in Hanoi Sunday, Vietnamnet reported.

Ngo Anh S., a visitor at the 2012 Vietnam Motor Show, mistook the Ford Focus's accelerator for its brake pedal, according to the news website.

He plowed into two other cars parked nearby before crashing into a Japanese expert with Honda Vietnam, known only as Ichikiwa, and 10-year-old Le Hieu.

The man suffered a broken shoulder and knee and damaged spleen, while the boy was injured in the head and had his legs broken.

S. was trying out the vehicle's automatic parking system imported from Thailand in an area earmarked for testing Ford cars when the accident happened.

His son and a Ford employee, Nguyen Tuan Anh, were also on the car, and Anh stopped it with the hand brake. S. has a driving license.

An annual event, the Vietnam Motor Show between September 26 and 30 this year displayed products made by 13 manufacturers .

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