22-Year-Old Gendarme Dies in Crash with Sihanoukville Truck

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22-Year-Old Gendarme Dies in Crash with Sihanoukville Truck

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia News: At 11:35 pm on January 4, 2020, along National Road 4 between Km 204-205, at Smach Deng village, Ream commune, Preah Sihanouk province, a fatal accident occured when a truck hit a member of the Royal Gendarmerie who was traveling on his motorbike.
According to reports, the truck was traveling along the main road from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh when it crashed into the motorcyclist, killing him immediately. The truck driver also died when his vehicle overturned and caught fire.
Two people died in the accident: 1/ Motorbike rider of HONDA SCOOPY, a 22 years old Royal Gendarme from the Phnom Penh Gendarmerie.
2/ The driver of the truck was unidentified (dead in the cockpit).

After the incident, authorities came to the site to record the deaths and hand over the remains to the families for a traditional ceremony.
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Re: 22-Year-Old Gendarme Dies in Crash with Sihanoukville Truck

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Just a piece of advice for (new?) motorcyclists driving to Sihanoukville. The stretch of road on National road 4 just outside of Sihanoukville is particularly dangerous after dark. I would avoid doing this on a motorbike if possible, there are so many trucks with no brakes, inept drivers etc. During the day it is confusing, but less dangerous IMO. The amount of trucks on the road is often crazy.
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Any road in Cambodia outside of towns after dark is like playing russian roulette. Drunks, dogs, motorbikes with no light, motrbike with no lights on wrong side of the road. Its bad enoughin the lighted streets of Phnome Pemh but I would not drive in the countryside anymore unless i was in a tank
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