Foreign motorist dies after hitting sidewalk wall in HCMC

By Duc Tien – Thanh Van, Thanh Nien News

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Police examine the crash site in Ho Chi Minh City where a foreigner was killed after running his motorbike into a wall on the sidewalk on September 21, 2014. Photo: Duc Tien Police examine the crash site in Ho Chi Minh City where a foreigner was killed after running his motorbike into a wall on the sidewalk on September 21, 2014. Photo: Duc Tien

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A foreigner was killed on the spot as he hit a house’s wall along the road while speeding his motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City downtown Sunday.
The crash occurred at around 5:45 a.m. at the crossroad of Dien Bien Phu and Dinh Tien Hoang in District 1.
The name and nationality of the foreigner are not known yet as he carried no personal papers.
Eyewitnesses said the man, possibly in his 30s, was speeding on the prohibited direction on the one-way section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street.
When he approached the crossroads, he tried to swerve to avoid a motorbike driven by local man Tran Hoang Giao, 27, only to run onto the sidewalk and hit a wall.
The collision was strong enough it throw the foreigner backward on the road, killing him on the spot. The motorbike was broken, so as a piece of the wall.
Giao was slightly injured from the collision with the foreigner’s bike and was rushed to hospital.
News website Dan Tri said the foreigner’s bike also hit and injured a lottery ticket street vendor on the sidewalk.
Police are investigating the cause of accident.
 

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