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Coach slams into elevated bridge's overhead barrier

Update: June, 12/2015 - 18:55
The accident site where a coach slammed into an elevated bridge's overhead barrier in Ha Noi this morning. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — A coach intentionally breaking traffic rules by climbing onto an elevated bridge slammed into an overhead barrier in Ha Noi early this morning.

The incident caused no casualties but created a traffic jam at the Chua Boc – Thai Ha crossroads where the elevated bridge sits.

The online newspaper Vnexpress reported that the incident occurred at around 6am when a 45-seater coach intentionally drove onto the elevated bridge, despite the prohibition sign on display.

The incident severely damaged the front of the vehicle, and the overhead barrier fell to the ground.

The coach's driver, said to be of middle age, reportedly tried to flee the scene but was pursued and apprehended by police and passers-by.

The light bridge is made of steel, and buses, coaches and trucks are banned from using it.

Since 2013, five accidents have occurred, where passenger buses and trucks slammed into this elevated bridge's overhead barriers. In one of these accidents, two people were injured. — VNS

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