PARIS: Questions are being asked about safety standards in motorsports after a horrifying crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov 18) led to 17-year-old German driver Sophia Floersch undergoing seven hours of spinal surgery. Sophia Floersch before her Macau horror crash AFP/K.Y. CHENG Why is the Macau Grand Prix dangerous? Motorcycle and racing car Grand Prix have been held for over 60 years in Macau, a town with the reputation as being the Asian Las Vegas, and the Formula 3 race in which German racer Floersch hurtled into marshals and photographers after flying off the track on Sunday is the most popular race of all. Raced over a temporary circuit at Guia, the 6.2-kilometre track is dotted with long straights where speeds of 275km/h are the norm, which are then coupled with tight, blind corners. As with most urban circuits the roads are narrow and there are few safety exits. Any driver losing control on a corner or chicane will almost certainly hit the barriers and … [Read more...] about Shocking Macau racing car accident rings safety alarm bells
Injured from car accident
Two military officers have been killed, while two others have been injured in a traffic accident in the southern province of Binh Duong. The incident occurred on a section of National Highway 55 running through Tan Thang Commune, Ham Tan District at around 6:30 am on November 13 when a military car collided with a coach. The place where the accident happens The crash left three officers strewn across the road. They were taken to hospital, but due to severe injuries, Nguyen Van Cuong and Dang Trong Nghia, both 22, died. Meanwhile, Mai Van Thai, 21, and Nguyen Van Thong, 22, suffered from severe injuries. They are at hospital in HCM City receiving intensive treatment. … [Read more...] about Two soldiers dead, two injured in traffic accident
Deputy Prime Minister and NTSC Chairman Truong Hoa Binh addresses the teleconference (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The number of traffic accidents caused by cars rose sharply nationwide over the last nine months, accounting for 33 percent of total cases, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC). The committee held a teleconference under the chair of Deputy Prime Minister and NTSC Chairman Truong Hoa Binh in Hanoi on October 11 to review the traffic situation between January and September and set up tasks for the fourth quarter. NTSC Vice Chairman Khuat Viet Hung said more than 13,000 traffic accidents were recorded during the period, killing more than 6,000 and injuring over 10,000 others. The figures have, however, declined by over 1,100 accidents, 110 killed, and 1,400 injured from the previous year, respectively. Thirty-eight provinces and centrally-run cities saw a decrease, while 23 others witnessed an increase in the number of deaths from traffic … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents caused by cars rise sharply in first nine months
The car is damaged after crashing into a running train in Ý Yên District, Nam Định Province. — Photo Vietnamplus.vn Viet Nam News NAM ĐỊNH — A woman has died and three people injured after their car crashed into a train on Wednesday morning in the Yên Tiến Commune, Ý Yên District, northern province of Nam Định. The car reportedly crossed a level-crossing without proper attention and hit a moving train, Vice Chairman of the commune People’s Committee Lã Đình Tiến said. On the same day, Transport Minister Nguyễn Văn Thể criticised railway officials after a spate of serious accidents. Out of five railway accidents in late May three were caused by mistakes by railway staff. The crash between a lorry and passenger bus on the Hà Nội-Bắc Giang National Highway Expressway on May 27 left two people dead and six injured. Earlier, two trains – ASY2 … [Read more...] about One dies, three injured in car-train crash
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?