Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rubbernecking leads to 13 injuries in Kampong Thom

Rubbernecking leads to 13 injuries in Kampong Thom

A bus and a truck sit on the road in Kampong Thom yesterday after wet weather contributed to a four-vehicle collision. Photo supplied
A bus and a truck sit on the road in Kampong Thom yesterday after wet weather contributed to a four-vehicle collision. Photo supplied

Rubbernecking leads to 13 injuries in Kampong Thom

Thirteen people were injured yesterday in a four-vehicle collision in Kampong Thom after the drivers braked to inspect the damage from a minibus crash moments before.

Pit Pon, chief of the Santok district police traffic department, said the tourist minibus carrying 25 people was travelling from Phnom Penh on National Road 6 when it veered off the road and overturned.

“The incident occurred while it was raining heavily and on a curve in the road,” he said. Four other vehicles – three freight trucks and another tourist minibus – then slowed down to inspect the crashed vehicle, only to smash into each other.

“Three people are seriously injured and 10 people have minor injuries,” Pon said. “Fortunately, no one died at the scene.”

The injured were all sent to hospital, with the serious cases treated for head injuries and a broken arm.

Pon said the tourist minibus that had crashed first was Vietnamese-owned and he did not know the name of the company.

The number of road traffic deaths in Cambodia dropped during the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Ministry of Interior.

Police reported that during the first half of 2016, a total of 919 people died in road accidents – 100 fewer fatalities than last year.


  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Nine US franchises eye Cambodia debut

    Nine famous US franchising companies are looking for business opportunities and expansion into Cambodia to build a footstep for a strong foundation in Southeast Asia. The US embassy in Phnom Penh, in partnership with the US Foreign Commercial Service and with support from the American

  • Lost in translation: ‘Starvation’ in capital’s designated red zones

    “DACH bay” is a Khmer slang meaning a “loss of income”, that could also be literally translated to «deprived of rice”, which alludes to starvation. However, civil society organisation (CSO) officials have independently confirmed the government’s prior assertions that there are no cases of