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Fewer traffic accidents, victims reported in first quarter

Update: April, 04/2019 - 17:57


The scene of an accident which occurred on Sunday on Hòa Lạc-Hòa Bình Expressway between a truck and a four-seat car which left one dead and two people injured. — VNA/VNS Thanh Hải

HÀ NỘI — As many as 4,030 traffic accidents resulting in 1,905 deaths and 3,141 injuries were reported in Việt Nam in the first three months of this year, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety (NCTS).

The number of accidents, deaths and injuries fell by 13.7 per cent, 11.3 per cent and 13.4 per cent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Road accidents still accounted for the majority of the total with 3,980 cases, 1,875 deaths and 3,125 injured people. These were followed by rail and waterway accidents.

March alone saw the number of accidents, deaths and injured people decline by 9.1 per cent, 14.6 per cent and 12.4 per cent against last year’s figure, with 1,208 accidents, 549 deaths and 972 injures, respectively.

In related news, the NCTS has asked Hà Nội’s Department of Transport to tackle traffic safety on Tri Lễ Bridge, which passed through Thanh Oai District.

This followed an accident which occurred on Sunday when a car crashed into a concrete pillar in the middle of the road. Although no human casualties were reported, the car was severely damaged. The concrete pillars were erected to prevent large trucks from crossing the bridge but no reflective markings were installed to warn other vehicles. A number of other vehicles have crashed into the pillars, causing injures.

In order to ensure traffic safety, the committee proposed Hà Nội’s Department of Transport to direct related agencies to handle problems on Tri Lễ Bridge and clarify the responsibilities of involved individuals and agencies. — VNS

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