Kampot to Sihanoukville Taxi in Fatal Crash on National Road 4

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Kampot to Sihanoukville Taxi in Fatal Crash on National Road 4

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia Breaking News: Three people are reported to have died after a three vehicle accident involving a taxi and two trucks on the Ou Trev slope, on National road 4, Sihanoukville. The accident occurred at around noon today, 30 September 2019.

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According to the police report, the accident was caused by a white STAREX car, Kampot license plate 2B-216, with driver Seng Pheak, male, 26, a taxi driver in Kampot province, when he pulled out to overtake in a dangerous manner. The taxi hit a truck, which was driving fast downhill, coming from the opposite direction, which then crashed into another truck. One of the truck drivers and two of the seven passengers in the taxi died at the scene.
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The Kampot taxi driver has been taken into custody and is being questioned by police.
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RIP to the deceased. Happy Pchum Benh
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Another grave traffic accident in Kampot province today. Preliminary information:
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Kampot: On October 2, 2019 at 5:50 am, there was an accident caused by a minivan between kilometers 61-62 in Sreng Village, Sreng Commune, Chum Kiri District, Kampot Province.
The driver of the minivan is 54-year-old Sim, a resident of Damnak Krab village, Snay Anhit commune, Chum Kiri district, Kampot province.
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A total of 16 people were injured in the accident, nine of them seriously, and seven were hospitalized.
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Did they just forget the other two seriously injured?
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The driver's parents said my son was not the cause of the accident, but police say Yes, he was.
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia Breaking News: Preah Sihanouk Provincial Traffic Police informed the public today that the Kampot taxi driver involved in a fatal accident with two trucks on September 30, 2019, has been charged on three counts.
1/No driver's license
2/ Dangerous driving; overtaking with no visibility
3/Drug use; a urine test showed positive drug use.
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The license-less driver was carrying seven passengers to Sihanoukville from Kampot, when he overtook recklessly and caused an accident with two large trucks. Three people were killed outright and the other passengers were also injured.

It appears that the driver's parents are pleading his innocence, but the police say that they have determined that the man was driving dangerously while under the influence of drugs and that he is responsible for the accident. The case has been sent to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court for examination.
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No driving licence and positive for meth, give him 10 years at least.
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This is why I prefer to take the risk riding my own motorcycle on these roads
Taxi and Mini Van driver's are terrifying
Who hasn't thought their going to die when traveling in them.
I'm standing up, so I must be straight.
Black night is falling, oh I hate to be alone.
What's a poor man do when the blues keep following him around.(Smoking Dynamite)
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^ I've made my peace with it. Now I just doze while strapped in on the offside rear of any vehicle.

Less stress that way. Stress is a killer too.
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Jerry Atrick wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:23 am ^ I've made my peace with it. Now I just doze while strapped in on the offside rear of any vehicle.

Less stress that way. Stress is a killer too.
If you have to use the bus take the big busses they are a bit slower but much safer in my opinion or even take the trains if possible
I'm standing up, so I must be straight.
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Jerry Atrick wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:23 am ^ I've made my peace with it. Now I just doze while strapped in on the offside rear of any vehicle.

Less stress that way. Stress is a killer too.
True about stress but surely the offside is less safe than the nearside?
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