|The killer truck finally stopped after going over a safety rail. — Photo vnexpress.net
HCM CITY — One person was killed when an overloaded truck swerved to avoid a wedding tent that occupied half the width of a road on Monday in HCM City.
The truck was carrying more than 20 tonnes of steel coil -- almost seven times more than its permitted capacity -- when it crashed in Thu Duc District, the local police said. Five persons were injured in the accident.
The truck driver Nguyen Thanh Giang told the police that the brakes of his vehicle failed and he could not stop it, despite making numerous attempts.
The truck continued to move for more than 700m, hitting two motorbikes and injuring five people before it hit and killed 15-year-old Nguyen Thi Diem Thuy, who had been forced to walk in the middle of the road to avoid the wedding tent.
The truck kept on moving for another 300m before it went over a safety rail and finally stopped by the roadside.
The truck driver has been taken into custody for further investigation. The wedding tent was also removed immediately. — VNS