212 cases of traffic accidents have been recorded in Vietnam during the April 30/May 1 holiday, claiming 172 lives and injuring hundreds of others.
Most of the patients taken to the emergency room of HCMC’s Cho Ray Hospital on the evening of May 1 and early morning of May 2 were injured in traffic accidents Photo: Tuoi Tre
According to the Bureau of Road and Railway Traffic Police, traffic police nationwide fined 44,251 violations and seized 77 cars and 6,084 motorbikes.
In Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Ray Hospital treated hundreds of injuries caused by traffic accidents, most of which were head injuries.
According to senior lieutenant colonel Huynh Kim Thanh, vice director of the HCMC Road and Railway Traffic Police, three serious accidents had happened in HCMC during the holiday, killing three people.
Meanwhile, from April 30 to May 3, 7 people were killed in traffic accidents in Hanoi.
On April 30 and May 1 only, Hanoi’s police reported 1.500 violations and issued fines worth VND360 million.
Most of these violations were driving without helmets, running red lights, and driving in the wrong lane.
During the holiday, Hanoi’s Viet Duc Hospital also treated 1.5 times as many patients injured in traffic accidents as in a normal day.
This hospital received around 100 cases per day, most of which were also head injuries.