Police arrested two men last night after the car that one of them was driving barreled into a group of motorcycles, tuk-tuks and cars along Sisowath Quay in an attempted hit-and-run that was stopped short by angry pedestrians.
Three people were injured, including one seriously.
According to police in Daun Penh’s Chey Chumneah commune, the speeding Camry first crashed into a motorbike outside of the Hotel Khmeroyal, just north of the Royal Palace.
Seemingly attempting to escape, the driver floored the badly damaged vehicle and kept going north, crashing into about 10 more vehicles along the way, including tuk-tuks, motorbikes and cars.
Eventually, the nearly totalled car came to a stop and the drivers bailed from the vehicle, but their flight was unsuccessful, as a crowd of onlookers chased and detained them, while others began smashing the car for good measure.
The police said that the seriously injured victim was sent to Calmette Hospital, but they would not reveal the names of the two suspects in custody nor whether they had been drinking.