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Traffic accidents kill nearly 4,200 people in Jan-Sep

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – More than 8,100 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam in the year to September, leaving 4,175 people dead and 5,645 others injured, according to data of the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The number of traffic accidents fell nearly 24% against the same period last year. The death toll also dropped some 16% and the number of injured people edged down around 28% versus the nine-month period of 2020, said Tran Hong Minh, chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee’s Office.

During the nine months, 8,062 road accidents, which accounted for most of the total figure, killed more than 4,000 people and injured over 5,600 others, all down 23%, 16% and 28%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Besides, 54 railway accidents claimed 43 lives and injured 13 others; 38 waterway accidents left 25 dead and one injured and seven marine accidents left nine people dead and missing.

Between August 15 and September 14, the country reported 488 traffic accidents which killed 253 people and injured 301 others, all down 60%, 54% and 67%, respectively, versus the same period of 2020.

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  1. An interesting statistic would be accidents by size of engine. How many accidents involved these behemoths.

    A few months ago, I was stopped at a red light a few motorcycles behind a Harley-Davidson. The light went to green, the H-D driver gassed hís engine and the machine flipped over breaking the drivers leg when it landed.

    Obviously the driving tests for this class of machine should be mỏe thorough.


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