Rare Mercedes Crashes In Phnom Penh—Again

For the second Saturday in a row, a white Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe, which retails at more than $200,000, was involved in a serious car accident in Phnom Penh while speeding, taking out part of a permanent road-dividing barrier on Sihanouk Boulevard.

Deputy municipal traffic police chief Sem Kunthea said Sunday that police were called to the scene at about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday by people who witnessed the Mercedes crash at high speed.

“Before it happened, the eyewitnesses saw the white Mercedes car with no number plate speeding along Sihanouk Boulevard,” he said.

“When the car arrived at the scene, it had swerved, crashed and destroyed the 13 barrier [sections].” Mr. Kunthea added the occupants fled the scene, and are now being sought by police.

“The car crashed until it broke its left tire, and then went further, and then [witnesses] saw one driver and one passenger open the door and flee quickly from the scene before police arrived,” he said.

On January 17, a son of real-estate tycoon Khun Sear crashed the same model of rare Mercedes into a parked SUV while speeding around Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom.

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