Truck driver arrested for head-on collision in northern Vietnam

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A badly damaged passenger bus after a head-on collision with a truck moving the opposite direction in Ha Long Town, Quang Ninh Province Tuesday morning. Twenty five people, including the two drivers, were injured in the accident. PHOTO: TUOI TRE

Police in Quang Ninh Province detained a local truck driver Tuesday after a head-on collision with a passenger bus that injured 25 people, including the two drivers, that morning.

Nguyen Van Vy, 36, will be investigated for "flouting traffic safety regulations."

The incident occurred in Dai Yen Ward, Ha Long Town, Quang Ninh at around 4 a.m. when Vy was driving his truck from Hanoi to Cam Pha Town, which neighbors Ha Long, and crashed into the 16-seat passenger bus on the opposite side of the road.

Fortunately, no one was killed.

The Quang Ninh Health Department said nine of the 25 injured suffered severe injuries.

According to a Lao Dong (Labor) report, six among the nine seriously injured had thigh bone fractures, two had chest injuries and one had brain trauma.

They were treated at Bai Chay General Hospital in Ha Long and Uong Bi Vietnam-Sweden Hospital.

Le Quang Thinh, 28, a bus driver in Quang Ninh, said his vehicle was at normal speed and he was conscious when driving.

"Suddenly, the truck on the opposite side encroached my road," Thinh said.

The truck with its head damaged after the crash. PHOTO: TUOI TRE

Ngo Hoang Hai Vy, 18, a bus' passenger, said: "I heard a roar. When I opened my eyes, I saw the truck collide with the passenger bus.

"The broken glass was everywhere; many people fainted," Vy said.

Bui Van Que, director of Bai Chay General Hospital, said those with light injuries could be discharged later that day.

Police are investigating the incident.

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