VnExpress International
The most read Vietnamese newspaper
Get Newsletter| Contact us |
Follow us on       

American man gets three years in jail for fatal Saigon accident

By Hai Duyen   April 9, 2019 | 07:17 pm PT
American man gets three years in jail for fatal Saigon accident
The 41-year-old American man Shane Denoon was sentenced to three years in jail for causing a deadly traffic accident in Saigon last January. Photo by VnExpress/Hai Duyen
The HCMC court Tuesday sentenced an American man to three years in prison for causing a traffic accident that killed a woman.

Shane Denoon, 41, violated road traffic regulations and caused a deadly accident, the court ruled.

According to the indictment, Denoon was driving a motorbike on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Phu Nhuan District on January 27 this year when he crashed into a female cyclist traveling in front of him.

The woman fell off the road and died later from serious brain injuries.

Investigators said Denoon did not have a valid driving license and had drunk a lot of beer before causing the accident.  

Shane told the court that he didn’t remember what happened. When he woke up, he was already in the hospital.

Road crashes are a leading cause of deaths in Vietnam, with one person dying almost every hour. A total of more than 18,720 accidents occurred in 2018, killing 8,244 people and injuring nearly 14,800, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

Enjoy unlimited articles and premium content with only $1.99 Subscribe now
go to top