The police in Thu Duc City detained Pham Cao Tri, 39, on Monday for further investigation regarding his alleged involvement in a string of traffic accidents on Nguyen Van Tang Street. According to authorities, subsequent blood tests conducted on Mr. Tri indicated the presence of alcohol in his system.
Tri mentioned that he had organized a gathering with his friends at a nearby apartment, which involved drinking. Prior to the chain of collisions, Tri revealed that his vehicle had already been involved in an accident with another car, thereby impairing his ability to maintain control over his speed.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., a series of crashes occurred while Tri was driving from the Vinhomes Grand Park urban area towards the Hanoi Highway in Thu Duc City.
At the point where he arrived at an intersection, his vehicle forcefully collided with two cars approaching from the opposite direction. Subsequently, it went on to collide with three motorbikes - two that were in motion on the road and one that had been parked by the sidewalks.
A beverage stall was forcefully struck by a seven-seat car, relentlessly knocking down its wall before ultimately coming to a halt. Tragically, amidst this series of collisions, an 18-year-old college student who was riding a motorbike lost her life, while two other individuals suffered injuries.
According to Tung, the individual responsible for crashing into his house emerged from the vehicle looking fatigued and exhibited clear indications of alcohol consumption. Concerned locals promptly escorted the driver to a nearby police station.
Vietnam has implemented a stringent regulation that strictly prohibits drivers from consuming any amount of alcohol. Those found in violation of this law will be subjected to cash fines, revocation of their driver's license, or even face criminal charges in cases where injuries or fatalities are caused to others.
Driver in deadly crashing spree says he had 'drinking party'
On November 12, 2023, a car collided with multiple vehicles in Thu Duc City, located in HCMC. The incident was captured on video by Nguyen Diep from VnExpress.