In breaking my ankle in an intended skid just recently it became all too clear that in VN one can simply just be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
An article from today's press would indicate a Laotian rider placed in a similar predicament. I post the article to reconfirm to anyone contemplating riding in VN the need to take the upmost care. The driving tactics of buses here will terrify you. (Compensation levels, details of which are supplied, are a reality check).
I have a further article to add from a recent accident at Mai Chau where I currently find myself.