Car crashes into house: one fatality, five injuries

Update: August, 09/2016 - 17:00
The scene of the accident. The car crashed into a house in northern Hải Phòng City, leaving one dead and five others injured. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG – A Lexus car crashed into a house in northern Hải Phòng City at 1am today, leaving one dead and five others injured, including a 17-month-old baby.

The driver, Nguyễn Ngọc Xuân, had been travelling along the An Dương-Kiến An route when he suddenly slammed into the wall of Nguyễn Thị Chinh’s house in the city’s Hồng Thái Commune.

Xuân was found dead at the scene. Five members of Chinh’s family suffered injuries.

Witnesses who lived nearby said they heard a loud noise and a cry for help from Chinh’s house. They saw a car crash into the house, causing the wall to collapse over the driver.

The local authorities and residents immediately rushed the victims to the hospital and removed the body of the driver from the car.

Sources at Kiến An Hospital said two of the victims, including the 17-month-old baby, had been discharged with minor injuries. The rest were in critical condition.

The initial investigation revealed that the driver was likely speeding and had lost control of the vehicle, causing the accident. – VNS