The site of the collision between a truck and a trailer truck on National Highway No 6 in northern Sơn La Province that left one died. — VNA/VNS Photo
SƠN LA — A truck collided head-on with a tractor truck on the stretch of National Highway No 6 passing through northern Sơn La Province’s Chiềng Hắc Commune early this morning.
The truck driver was killed. The two vehicles were seriously damaged.
Representatives of the provincial Road Management Sub-department said the accident occurred at 6.40am on Tuesday.
The truck, travelling from Sơn La to Hà Nội, suddenly collided with the trailer truck moving in the opposite direction.
The accident blocked traffic for hours.
On the same day, another collision took place between a passenger bus and a container truck on National Highway 38B in northern Hưng Yên Province, leaving 17 people injured.
At 2.30am, the container truck travelling from Hải Dương to Hưng Yên Province crashed into the 16-seat passenger bus moving in the same direction in Phù Cừ District’s Đoàn Đào Commune.
Nguyễn Văn Quang, the container truck's driver, said he felt something wrong with the vehicle. He was slowing down and pulling over for a quick check when the passenger bus collided with his truck from behind.
The accident left 17 people, including the driver, injured.
As many as 12 victims were taken to Phù Cừ District’s General Hospital for treatment.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. — VNS