Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 40601
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2337
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

Image
Sihanoukville: At 9:35 pm on December 9, 2019, a TOYOTA HIACE van from the Vireath Butham transport company crashed into a motorcycle on National Road 4 between Kilometer Rd 181-182 in Samrong Kandal village, Prey Nup district, Preah Sihanouk province.

The white van, license plate Phnom Penh 2AK-2340, was heading from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville when it hit the 24-year-old male motorcyclist, killing him at the scene. The Virak Buntham driver, who has not been identified, immediately got out of the van and ran away.
Image
After the incident, authorities visited the Prey Nup district police inspector's office to take legal action, while the victim's body was sent to the family for a traditional ceremony. RIP.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
Bitte_Kein_Lexus
Expatriate
Posts: 3698
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:32 pm
Reputation: 804

Re: Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus »

VB strikes again... That company should be shut down.
Ex Bitteeinbit/LexusSchmexus
User avatar
Spigzy
Expatriate
Posts: 974
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am
Reputation: 730
Great Britain

Re: Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by Spigzy »

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:53 am VB strikes again... That company should be shut down.
How would illegally logged timber be moved across the country if that happened? :no:
Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
"Sit Deus propitius huic potatori."
Tarndog
Expatriate
Posts: 535
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Reputation: 145
Cambodia

Re: Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by Tarndog »

Do transport companies encourage their drivers to do a runner if they are involved in an accident?

What pressures are these guys facing? What's the worst that could happen if they stayed at the scene and cooperated with police?
DaveG
Expatriate
Posts: 1420
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 am
Reputation: 1049
Cambodia

Re: Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by DaveG »

Tarndog wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:55 pm Do transport companies encourage their drivers to do a runner if they are involved in an accident?

What pressures are these guys facing? What's the worst that could happen if they stayed at the scene and cooperated with police?
Beaten to death and drug tested.... well maybe not in that order :roll:
User avatar
The Goat
Expatriate
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:49 am
Reputation: 21
Cambodia

Re: Virath Buntham Driver Does a Runner After Fatal Crash

Post by The Goat »

It's unfortunate that runners are so
common in the KOW. I had a NGO Khmer driver smash into the side of my car. Immediately backed up and drove away. I followed him for a few kilometers and video taped the incident. The NGO and police were not interested in any follow up whatsoever. Made my claim with my insurance company. Luckily, we both had infinity, and my deductible was waived. Bottom line is that nobody even cared that the driver left the scene of a somewhat major collision without penalty or remorse whatsoever. Bake a pie, eat a pie.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post