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Police Blotter: 18 Aug 2011

Truck crash kills one, injures three
One person died and three others were injured after a head-on collision between two trucks on Saturday in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district. The trucks were travelling in opposite directions when they collided, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The 25 year-old driver of one truck died instantly, while three passengers in the other truck were injured but not hospitalised.

Thief nabbed by woman’s boyfriend
AN attempted phone theft backfired when the boyfriend of a woman who had her phone stolen on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district caught the would-be thief and handed him over to police. The 27-year-old woman had her phone snatched out of her hand while she and her partner were exercising outside their house. The 17-year-old thief attempted to flee the scene on a motorcyle driven by an accomplice but was chased by the woman’s boyfriend, who dragged the thief off the vehicle. The woman obtained her phone, while the driver of the motorcycle escaped.

Drunk men crash motorbike into taxi
TWO people were killed and one person was injured after three intoxicated men on a motorcycle crashed into a taxi on Sunday in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. The three men were reportedly travelling at high speeds after they had been drinking. One pedestrian died instantly after being run over by the motorcycle, which reportedly swerved into the wrong lane. Two others were critically injured and sent to hospital. A 27 year-old man died in hospital shortly after while the other received emergency treatment.

Girl on bicycle breaks leg after being hit by car
A 17-YEAR-OLD girl broke her leg when she was hit by a car while riding her bike on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district. Traffic police said that the girl broke her left leg after a car driven by a 25-year-old man crashed into her. Police seized the vehicle and are seeking a solution with the victim’s family.

Speeding drunk driver smashes into gates
POLICE said that a drunken man fled the scene after his car crashed into the gates of a residential home at high speeds in the early hours of Sunday morning. An eyewitness reported that that car was travelling at high speeds east through Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the vehicle was being held pending further investigation.



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