Saturday, August 8, 2009
Four days after 3 separate accidents in Mui Ne reportedly left 3 people dead, locals drivers continue to drive at high speeds on the wrong side of the road, through pools of dried blood that remain on the street.
I was surprised to hear from locals today that the accident this week in front of Victoria Resort was not the only one to take place that day. According to sources, another girl was killed in Mui Ne Village in a separate accident with another motorbike, just three days before her scheduled wedding. A third person was killed, according to sources, in a separate accident in Hon Rom that day as well.
A story is now circulating that the dead driver in the first accident (in front of Victoria) was somehow at fault for driving too fast (up an incline?) and driving in the wrong lane (yet somehow leaving his blood on the outside of his own lane).
The roads around Mui ne continue to be a hazard as motor vehicle operators drive on the wrong side of the road at high speeds--and often while intoxicated. In just a few minutes of waiting at two blind spots (one in front of Hoa Vien and another in front of Victoria), I snapped these photos of drivers on the wrong side of the road at high speeds.
Who are the worst offenders? Often it's Suoi Cat city busses, Rang Dong dump trucks, Open Tour Busses of all companies, Resort busses carrying staff to and from Phan Thiet, and Mai Linh taxis... in other words, just about everybody.