A young motorcyclist died after slamming into a cyclo on a Phnom Penh street. The cyclo-driver, who was not believed to be at fault, took to his heels and disappeared.
In Kampot two young men on a motorcycle were seriously injured after crashing into a car. It was dark and they hadn't turned on the headlights. The panicked driver of the car fled.
Never mind the facts. Never mind who is at fault. Because for many police out of tragedy comes opportunity. Perhaps the poor cyclo or minivan driver can be shaken down for a few dollars. Or maybe the two young Kampot men are spoilt members of a rich family. And the rich nearly always win 'justice' in Cambodia; the other driver wouldn't stand a chance with the police in such a case.
So they flee. While some one dies alone on the side of the road.