Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Driver in court over boy’s death

Driver in court over boy’s death

Driver in court over boy’s death

A Poipet resident is due in court today after military police arrested him over the fatal hit-and-run of a 10-year-old boy in Stung Treng province.

According to authorities, the suspect, Chan Changchhing, 30, was driving a Range Rover from Preah Vihear to Stung Treng when Ouch Orn tried to cross the street in Veal Denh village.

The boy was hit and killed instantly, and Changchhing sped off, police said.

“Military and military police chased him for us after people reported the incident to them,” said Nav Vanny, director of traffic police in Stung Treng province.

Changchhing was apprehended 30 kilometres from the scene after authorities set up a roadblock.

Vanny said Changchhing denied being involved but that authorities decided to send him to court based on witness reports and evidence.

Drivers often flee the scene of accidents to avoid prosecution, while others fear the violence of mob justice.

Hit-and-runs incidents accounted for about 42 per cent of all fatal crashes between 2007 and 2012, according to data from Handicap International, which works on road safety issues.


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,