A tractor-trailer carrying 35 metric tons of tiles crashed into a 16-seater van on Mimosa mountain pass at the entrance to Da Lat City in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, injuring seven people on Friday morning.
The tractor-trailer, steered by 32-year-old Nguyen Sy Bao from Khanh Hoa Province, suddenly lost control in the middle of the mountain pass, encroaching the opposite lane and hitting the van head-on, which was controlled by Tran Quoc Loi, a 51-year-old resident of Da Lat.
|The scene of a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and a 16-seater van on Mimosa Pass in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, April 15, 2022. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre|
The collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn and severely damaged the right side and the windows of the van.
At least seven people, including five passengers in the van and the drivers of two vehicles, were injured.
Almost of the entire 35 metric tons of tiles on the tractor-trailer were broken.