Truck driver fined, license revoked for crash at red light

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Ho Chi Minh City police fined and temporarily revoked the license of a container truck driver who crashed into several vehicles at a red light in District 7 last September, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
Pham Van Nhuan was fined VND5 million (US$223) for “speeding”. His driver’s license will be revoked in two months.
The owner of the container truck was also fined VND2.5 million as police found the brake of the truck failed to meet standards.
Traffic police in District 7 said Nhuan will not face criminal charges as he and the victims of the crash reached an agreement on compensation and the crash’s damage was not serious.
Traffic footage showed the truck turning left at high speed at the intersection of Nguyen Van Linh and Nguyen Luong Bang at around 9:50 a.m. on September 24.
As soon as they saw the truck running towards them, some people jumped off their bikes and managed to avoid a direct hit.
Nguyen Van Hieu, 52, and his 12-year-old son on one of the motorbikes could not run away in time. The truck crashed into them and another car.
Hieu and his son were injured but have fully recovered, according to Tuoi Tre.
The car's driver Le Van Huynh, 33, sustained no major injuries.
Nhuan told police he saw a car turning left in front of him very suddenly, so he hit the brake to avoid crashing into the car.
His truck then skidded and crashed into the people waiting at the red light.

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