There were reports of casualties caused by the incident and the two tractor trailers themselves were seriously damaged by the horrific crash. The accident caused severe traffic congestion, with tailbacks on the national highway and in the Hai Van tunnel. Although the accident took place in Thua Thien province, police from Da Nang rushed to the scene in order to direct traffic flow. The two wrecked tractor trailers were finally removed from the scene by the forces from Da Nang and Thua Thien Hue province at 17:30. The investigation continues.