Driver dead, cop hurt as lorry rams van

Update: January, 12/2015 - 08:51
The accident scene. — VNS Photo Dac Duc

THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — One person died and one was critically injured in a traffic collision Saturday morning in central Thua Thien-Hue Province.

A lorry was travelling north when it slammed into a police van parked on the same side. The two vehicles fell downhill and lit on fire.

The vehicles were on the Hue Bypass in Huong Tra District. The road meets National Highway 1A and traverses hills to avoid Hue's city centre.

No one was in the van, but the fire killed the lorry driver, and a policeman standing in front of the van was hit and suffered a severe head injury.

Witnesses said the police van was parked without any light signals, and the lorry was travelling very fast. — VNS