Big rig truck kills pedes­trian

The Myanmar Times - - News -

A 35-year-old man was killed after being struck by a 22-wheel truck in North Dagon township on the morn­ing of Oc­to­ber 20.

The truck was com­ing from San Pya Mar­ket, driv­ing in the 27th ward, when it struck the man, who has yet to be iden­ti­fied, walk­ing be­side the rail­road tracks. The driver fled and has not been iden­ti­fied. The vic­tim died on scene. Po­lice opened a case un­der sec­tion 304a and 202 of the pe­nal code, for caus­ing death through neg­li­gence and fail­ing to report a crime. If caught and con­victed, the driver of the truck could face more than 10 years in prison. – ToeWaiAung andThanNaingSoe,trans­la­tionby KhineT­haz­inHanandE­moon

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