|The scene of the accident that killed three people in Bồ Đề Ward, Long Biên District in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Long Biên District People’s Court in Hà Nội this morning sentenced a 39-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment for violating regulations on driving road vehicles.
Nguyễn Quang Vinh, from Bồ Đề Ward, Long Biên District, caused a serious accident in the district at the beginning of the year.
The indictment showed that Vinh was working for a car wash in the district and did not hold a driver’s licence.
The Camry he was driving at the time belonged to one of his customers, who left the vehicle along with the key at Vinh’s workplace on February 29 this year.
Vinh then got into the car and drove it at high speed on Ái Mộ Street, mowing down two people on a motorcycle and a pedestrian travelling in the opposite direction.
The three victims included Trần Viết Tiến, 64, and his six-year-old granddaughter, Trần Gia Hân, who were on the motorbike, and a woman named Nguyễn Thị Chúc, 47.
The vehicle then collided with another car before crashing into several motorcycles that were parked on the sidewalk before finally coming to a stop in front of a house.
The victims were thrown about 10 metres by the force of the impact, with Tiến and Chúc killed on the spot, while Hân succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital.
The Camry automobile sustained damages amounting to VNĐ270 million (US$12,000). — VNS