Saturday, August 14, 2010

Heng Sophal

Rumnea's father Heng Sophal (left) attends the wedding of his eldest son with his wife in May
Deaths on Cambodia's roads are all too commonplace. Road traffic accidents are increasing all the time as road conditions improve, and trucks, buses, cars and motorbikes drive faster with minimal regard for the safety of others. But when someone you know dies as a result of a traffic crash, it's still very hard to accept, moreso when you see the grief that it brings for the immediate family. Rumnea is one of my closest friends in Cambodia. Yesterday her father died as a result of serious head trauma he suffered in a motorbike accident in a remote part of Kompong Thom province on Thursday. Following a head-on collision, in which the other moto-driver died on the spot, Rumnea's father, Heng Sophal, was rushed by ambulance to Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh and then to Vietnam but without him ever regaining consciousness. I know how hard this will be on Rumnea and her mother and family. They have lost their rock - a father, a husband and a good man.
The Heng family. Rumnea is far right.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy, pls send my condolence to Rumnea's family. Please her father RIP.

Regarding to Traffic accident in cambodia, it becomes the 2nd killer to cambodian people. Is there any solution to solve this problem?

Cambodia has traffic law, people don't respect it. Why ?

You said " Road is improving, people starting to drive faster with thinking to others... "
Is it 100 % blaming to ordinary people?

Does the govt put all traffic plate on the road? Does the road has enough facilities for safe driving? Does they trained people?

For example: Because traffic jam, govt constructed one Overpass bridge. Last week,I've heard reported on TVK said "still make more traffic than the past ".

This time, We should not complaint. We should find the solution to help people, save life of people.

More forum discusssion about this issue is needed. We have to work from the grassroot. We should teach people from young age, teach them to respect the traffic law. How to cross road at intersection point with traffic light.....etc


August 14, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Jinja said...

So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to all.

August 15, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

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