Two Die After Car Plows Into Motorcycle

Two women died in a traffic accident early Sunday morning in Phnom Penh when a Range Rover crashed into a motorcycle and its trailer, police said.

Sem Kunthea, deputy municipal traffic police chief, said the SUV crashed into the motorcycle, which was towing a trailer, at a traffic light in Chamkar Mon district’s Boeng Trabek commune at around 3 a.m.

“The remorque turned left and crossed onto Mao Tse Toung Boulevard but suddenly the car, which was driving very fast, arrived and crashed into the remorque,” he said.

Chuo Ji Yong, a 30-year-old Chinese national, was driving the Range Rover and sustained injuries in the crash.

Mr. Chuo remains in hospital guarded by police and has yet to be charged, Mr. Kunthea said.

Of the five people riding on the motorcycle and its trailer, Chab Samon, 62, died instantly and Mov Vy, 43, died in the hospital.

The other three passengers were injured, including Mov Vy’s husband, Keat Chanrithy.

“I was sitting at the back of the motor trailer during the accident,” said Mr. Chanrithy from his hospital bed Sunday.

“The car was driving very fast and crashed into our motor trailer strongly. We all blew up.”

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