|The scene of Monday morning’s collision between a train and a car in Phú Yên. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
PHÚ YÊN — Two people were seriously injured in a collision between a train and a car in the central coastal province of Phú Yên on Monday morning.
The accident happened at about 9am, at the North-South railway between Phú Hiệp Station and Đông Tác Station of Hòa Hiệp Bắc Commune, Đông Hòa District.
The driver of the car was a local man, Mai Văn Toàn. According to witnesses, the car was driven across an intersection between railway and road while the train was running, despite the crossing being equipped with signal lights and an automatic bell.
Consequently, the South-North route’s SNQ2 train crashed directly into the car, dragging it about 5m.
Both people in the car, Toàn, were seriously injured and taken to Phú Yên Province’s General Hospital. Witnesses said the car was destroyed completely, while railroad fences were also knocked down.
The accident caused some following trains to slow down and stop at stations .— VNS