Steel coil falls out of truck in Hanoi, hits car

By Viet An   February 19, 2024 | 11:34 pm PT
A steel coil came loose from a tractor-trailer when the vehicle made a turn in Nam Tu Liem District in Hanoi and rolled over a car moving behind.

The accident took place at 10:45 p.m. on Monday as the tractor was about to move from Pham Hung Street to Thang Long Boulevard.

Three steel coils fell off the truck and one of them rolled over a car behind, damaging the front of the car.

The front of a car is damaged after it was hit by a seel coil in Hanoi, Feb. 19, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Viet

The front of a car is damaged after it was hit by a seel coil the fell from a tractor in Hanoi, Feb. 19, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Viet

No one was hurt in the incident.

Both drivers of the truck and the car tested negative for drugs and alcohol, police said.

Steel coils falling off trucks is not a rare occurrence in Vietnam since there are no mandatory requirements related to securing them while being transported.

A steel coil that came loose from a tractor-trailer in Hanoi, Feb. 19, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Viet

A steel coil that came loose from a tractor-trailer in Hanoi, Feb. 19, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Viet

Also, there are no restrictions on when and where tractor-trailers can carry such coils.

Many drivers say they come up with their own ways to secure coils based on their experience and discussions with other drivers.

 
 
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