The accident scene
At 7:45 am today (Wednesday), a 42-year-old man was killed after crossing a railway in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan district on a motorbike.
Nguyen Luong Hiep of Go Vap District wanted to reach Ward 4 from Thich Quang Duc Street in Ward 5.
When he was nearing the railway crossing, railway monitoring employee Nguyen Thi Lien signaled him to stop.
Hiep stopped and waited, Lien said.
However, when the train driven by Nguyen Ngoc Thinh was approaching, Hiep unexpectedly stepped on the gas and sped up to confront the train, which hit and dragged him and his motorbike for 50 meters.
The victim was cut in two parts, doctors said.