Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

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Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 pm

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Cambodia Breaking News (Phnom Penh): On the night of July 09, 2019, at 11:40 pm, there was a collision between a train and a Lexus RX300 car, driven by a Chinese man with two Cambodian girl passengers, on a crossing at Hanoi road, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh.

The report says that the train was slowly crossing the road at a crossing, with no barriers lowered and no warning bells, when suddenly, a Lexus car, plate no.PP2T-4519, drove straight into the train at high speed. The car was severely damaged and one person was injured.

Then the train stopped, and the car driver and the train driver had a big argument until the police showed up. The car driver tried to end the argument and take the car away to be repaired, but the train driver requested that the police take the car to the police station to sort the problem of who was legally right and wrong in the accident.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by epidemiks » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 pm

Pretty sure the train is always right.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by Cruisemonkey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:42 pm

Why weren't the barriers down? (It's Cambodia)

Why did the car driver not see the train and go through a stop sign? (He was on his phone).
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by cptrelentless » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 am

It seems more likely the train hit the car than the other way round. The damage would suggest it almost made it through the junction. Those are manually operated barriers, dude driving the train would have had to get out to close them and I imagine he's not allowed to honk his horn that late at night. Gonna be a tricky one.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by frenchsmell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 am

From my experience, they lay on the horn regardless of the hour. Having said that, drivers usually still try to be the last one to sneak past it. Last time I took the train the driver was screaming profanity at the traffic trying to get the right of way, in between deafening train whistle blasts. It still hasn't gotten weird enough for me.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by Kayve » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am

It looks more like the train drove straight into the car :plus1: :lol:
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by Duncan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am

Kayve wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am
It looks more like the train drove straight into the car :plus1: :lol:

Yea, I bet the train was '' speeding '' and couldn't stop in time.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by timmydownawell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Damn, the red/yellow/blue is one of their brand new third-hand locos they just got from Malaysia (originally from India). Hope they didn't scratch the paint too bad.
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Re: Chinese Driver Crashes into Train at Phnom Penh Rail Crossing

Post by logos » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 pm

The train driver probably noticed the lexus driver was a Chinese and acted accordingly.
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