ROAD FEUD MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
It was a furious battle of Toyota cars on the streets of Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district early Wednesday morning, and both vehicles ended up losing. Police say the drivers of a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Camry were involved in a heated high-speed chase under the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge just after midnight. The Corolla ended up overturning, and the Camry’s rear was damaged. Police said the male driver of the Corolla suffered a minor injury. Investigators said they had no idea why he and the female driver of the other vehicle would want to harm each other in such dramatic fashion.
MAN DROPS THE LAST STRAW ON SMOKER
A 24-year-old security guard was beaten over the head with a metal tube and hospitalised after he asked a stranger how his cigarette tasted, the man’s employer reported. The boss said the guard was making small talk with a stranger who happened to be smoking a cigarette. “Smoking a cigarette is delicious or not?” the guard asked, according to his employer. However, the suspect evidently took offence at the question and proceeded to beat the guard with a metal tube, the employer said. The suspect’s wife said her husband was likely in a foul mood because his parents constantly scolded him about his smoking habit. “Maybe he beat the security guard because the question made him more angry,” she said.
PARKED LORRY FAILS TO YIELD TO MOTO
A farmer in Banteay Meanchey province is dead after he apparently ploughed his motorbike straight into the back of a parked lorry, traffic police said. Investigators said the 52-year-old farmer was speeding down a road Monday evening when he somehow slammed into the back of the truck. The impact killed the farmer instantly, and cracked his helmet, police said.
SPEED INJURES, BUT TRUCK KILLS DRIVER
A 40-year-old man is dead following a high-speed traffic accident that occurred while he was driving to Phnom Penh, police and witnesses said. The man was travelling from Kandal province into the capital on a new motorbike when another bike came alongside him. The two vehicles clipped each other, which sent the victim tumbling to the road, where he was run over by a passing truck. The other driver escaped, though witnesses said he was bleeding profusely.