Head-on collision kills mother and two kids
A mother and her two children were killed during a head-on collision between their motorbike and a car in Kandal’s Kien Svay district on Thursday. A witness reported that the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when the car slammed into the motorbike, killing its three passengers instantly. Police arrived at the scene and arrested the driver and warned that all drivers “should drive carefully” during the forthcoming water festival.
Poor man kills himself, leaves children behind
A 46-year-old man killed himself in Banteay Meanchey province on Wednesday following the death of his wife. The victim’s family told police that the victim was “poverty-stricken” and was struggling to support his three children in the wake of his wife’s death. He had asked his relatives for help, but no one came to his aid. Police concluded that the victim “was so disappointed” in the lack of help from his loved ones that he took his own life.
Husband charged of cheating on wife
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday charged a man with adultery after his wife filed a complaint against him for having sex with a woman at a guesthouse in Chamkarmon district two weeks ago. The wife said she was unhappy with her husband since they became married because he was always conjuring up arguments and had forced her to have an abortion when she was three months pregnant. She had suspected her husband of playing the field, so she kept a keen eye on his comings and goings.
Failure to signal leaves one dead, three injured
Four people were seriously injured when a car crashed into a motorbike in Kampot town last week. A witness reported that both vehicles were travelling “very fast” in the same direction, when the car began to turn without signalling, crashing into the bike travelling alongside it. The motorbike driver “broke his head”, while the three female passengers all suffered broken left legs. The driver of the car fled the scene.
Speeding ambulance strikes three motos
Five people were injured when an ambulance transporting a patient crashed into three motorbikes in Siem Reap town on Wednesday. A witness said the ambulance was driving very fast near Dragon Bridge, when it veered into the three motorbikes, causing them to crash on the road. Police immediately arrested the ambulance driver. The victims have reported that compensation has been hard to come by, as the owner of the clinic is also a police official.