A traffic police officer was severely injured after being thrown to the street when he was trying to stop a trailer truck on a highway passing through the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Friday.
A video capturing the horrific scene of a trailer truck running with one officer gripping its rear-view mirror was circulated on Facebook, with the Ha Tinh traffic police unit confirming the incident later the same day.
According to the footage seen by Tuoi Tre News, the trailer truck kept running for a while before swerving to the right, throwing the traffic police officer to the median strip on the left.
Tran An Ninh, from the traffic police unit of Ha Tinh police, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the officer in question is Nguyen Anh Duc, a member of his team.
Duc was among the officers on duty at a checkpoint on the National Highway 1A, passing through Can Loc District in Ha Tinh Province on Friday afternoon, according to Ninh’s account.
Seeing a trailer truck apparently breaking the speed limit, Duc stepped out and signal the vehicle to stop. However, the truck driver did not follow the request and kept speeding forward.