Truck kills biker after running red light in HCMC

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A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured when a dump truck ran over a motorcycle in Ho Chi Minh City early Thursday.

At around 12:30 a.m., a dump truck carrying soil hit a motorcycle stopping at a red light at the corner of Cong Hoa and Ngo Be streets in the Tan Binh District. The two vehicles were headed in the same direction towards District 12.

The accident killed 27-year-old Cao Nu Thuy Linh of Dak Nong Province instantly. The man traveling with her was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency care.

The truck driver fled and initial investigations determined that the truck drove through a red light at a high speed causing the accident.

At the scene, the motorbike was dragged for more than 20 meters.

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