The motorbike’s war: two other victims
If it were within my possibilities to create certain laws to protect people, certainly I will forbid Cambodian young males to drive motorbikes. Of course, that is a big extreme, but I feel the number of traffic accidents in Cambodia involving motorbikes is high and it cost too many young male victims always. Any gloomy reality takes more value when the victims are too near to you. Last November 22 Pech Naron, 20, lost his life in a motorbike accident in Phnom Penh. This weekend the next known victim was Chhook Dara, 18, who hit a public lamppost Saturday early morning while he was drunk.
Pech Naron was the popular Facebook profile name of Prakarb Ieng, a Cambodian pretty boy and student of languages in a Phnom Penh’s university. In this case he was not leading the motorbike but his sister, when they crushed against another motorbike driven by an unidentified foreigner on November 22. Naron hit the pavement and he saw to be okay. They did not take also information about the foreigner, which whom they did separate in a friendly manner. In the evening he complained of a strong headache and was brought to the Calmette Hospital where he died at about 7 PM. A young man full of dreams, friends and hope perished once more due to a traffic accident.
Chhok Dara, was a farmer boy from Kompung Trach Distric, Kampot Province, who came to Sihanoukville in October 2013 to study mechanics at Don Bosco schools. On Friday night he went with friends to a night club. About 4:30 AM of Saturday he asked one of his friends a motorbike to go to his room and change his clothe. Because he was drunk, the friend refused, but it is said that the boy took the motorbike anyway. Going back to the club, he crushed against a lamppost near Build Bright University in Ou Pii village. he died five minutes after the coalition. The police brought his body to Wat Kraom waiting to contact his relatives. He was only 18.