Ho Chi Minh City's police said Wednesday an officer who is under investigation for a hit-and-run that killed a man in last November has been dismissed.
Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Van Xin, 31, who worked at a ward unit in District 4, crashed his Toyota Innova into a motorbike on Ben Dinh Road in Cu Chi District on November 16.
Xin fled, leaving the father and son on the motorbike seriously injured, and drove to his home, about 1 km away from the scene of the accident.
However, a number of locals ran after his car and reported his whereabouts to the police later. Xin was found to have drunk at a gathering before the accident.
Xin is being investigated for the charge of violating traffic regulations, causing serious consequences.
After the accident, the two victims were rushed to hospital but Vo Van Hon, 35, succumbed to his injuries. His son Vo Thanh Dat, 9, is under treatment for multiple fractures in his skull and broken arm.
The front of Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Van Xin's car was damaged after an accident that killed a man and injured his son in November 2014.
The accident took place just 300 meters from Hon's house. His father Vo Van Tat, who was repairing his home’s roof, witnessed the horrifying scene.
Tat said he saw Hon take Dat up in his arm and tried to dive to safety but the 7-seater car overtook them.
“I ran to the scene and spread my arms out, trying to stop the car, but it rapidly fled,” said Tat.
Many witnesses said that they had seen the car swerving down the road, narrowly missing a number of pedestrians. The driver seemed to be drunk and out of control, witnesses said.