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Papert is still in a coma and, meanwhile, Hanoi traffic has claimed another victim. Prominent Vietnam physicist, Nguyen Van Dao, was killed in a similar traffic accident Saturday.
A 25 hour flight on a Swiss Air Ambulance plane has brought Papert back to the US, according to a recent article. He has been moved to Mass General Hospital in Boston. The article also includes more information on the driver of the motorbike that his Papert. Police have filed charges against the drivers who hit Papert and Nguyen Van Dao.
The irony of it all is that Papert had been discussing how to construct a computer model of Hanoi's chaotic traffic at the time of the accident. Hanoi traffic is dominated by motorbike riders who ignore lanes and traffic signals, leading to thousand of accidents.
Latest word is that Papert regained consciousness, can speak, and has been discharged from the hospital. He is not expected to suffer any lasting after-effects from the head trauma. For a few more details see story in the VietNamNet Bridge.
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