Fruit vendor hit by traffic cop’s car, killed

Created 10 June 2019
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A fruit vendor died in the southern Binh Duong Province Sunday when a car driven by a traffic police officer ran over him on a sidewalk.

The unnamed police officer who drove the police car in the incident June 9, 2019. Video screenshot obtained by VnExpress

 

Nguyen Thanh An, 23, was selling his fruits near an intersection in Dau Tieng District when the car hit him.

He was taken to hospital where he died.

The driver is an officer in the Binh Duong Traffic Police Department, Trinh Ngoc Quyen, its director, confirmed to the media.

"When there is enough evidence, [it] will be investigated as a criminal case."

The unidentified officer has been suspended.

The unnamed police officer who drove the police car in the incident June 9, 2019. Video screenshot obtained by VnExpress

The unidentified Binh Duong police officer who fatally drove his car over a fruit vendor on Sunday. Video screenshot obtained by VnExpress.

Road crashes are a leading cause of death in Vietnam, with one person dying almost every hour. More than 18,720 accidents occurred in 2018, killing 8,244 people and injuring nearly 14,800, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

 

Source: VNE

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