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Police catch hit-and-run culprit

Update: July, 20/2015 - 19:26
The accident on Thuan Phuoc Bridge on Sunday night killed a woman and injured her husband. Police have successfully caught the hit-and-run culprit. — Photo vnepxress.net
DA NANG (VNS) — Hai Chau District's police have located the driver who fled the scene of an accident on Thuan Phuoc Bridge on Sunday night that killed a woman and injured her husband.

The police had traced the fragments of the car, found at the accident site, to the driver, who was identified as Tran Duc Quoc Anh, 32, a resident of the district.

Anh confessed at the district police's office that he had consumed alcohol, including beer, 30 minutes before hitting the motorbike with two people on it on the bridge on Sunday night.

He said he was speeding and could not see clearly when his car collided with the motorbike, dragging it along the bridge for 60m.

Anh said he fled the scene and left his car on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, not far from the accident site.

However, the covers of two of the indicator lights and the rim of a headlight on his car were found at the site, which helped police track him down.

According to a report from the city's traffic police department, Huynh Dinh Sanh, 23, and his wife Pham Thi Huong, 22, were travelling from Son Tra Peninsula to the city's downtown area when a car coming from the opposite direction hit their bike and pulled it 60m along the road. Huong was found dead at the scene, while her husband is receiving treatment at the city's General Hospital.

The bike was damaged beyond repair.

According to a source with the city's traffic police, on the same night, a truck veered off the September 2nd (2/9) Street and collided with a taxi travelling in the opposite direction.

The collision wounded six Chinese tourists, who were discharged from the city's General Hospital after receiving medical care.

Last week, three people were killed and two children injured when their bikes were hit by a van in a head-on collision on the city's highest bridge.

In March, five people were killed at the Ba Na-Suoi Mo junction when a bus hit a four-seater car. — VNS

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