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Koh Kong VN car convoy accident injures three

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A Lexus crashes into a Military Police two-car convoy on National Road 48 in Koh Kong province’s Chi Khor Leu commune on Wednesday. Photo supplied

Koh Kong VN car convoy accident injures three

Three Military Police officials who were part of a two-car convoy sustained minor injuries following a road accident on National Road 48 in Sre Ambel district’s Chi Khor Leu commune in Koh Kong province while on a mission to escort a Vietnamese delegation.

Speaking to The Post on Wednesday, provincial traffic police chief Seng Thean said the three wounded officials had been in the same car which travelled in front of the other car transporting the delegation members.

The three were identified as driver Kim Dina, 45, and two passengers – Sok Saroeun and Chhon Chhaya.

Thean said the accident was caused by a Lexus travelling westward at high speed.

The “reckless” driver, he said, was identified as Van Thong, 48, a Koh Kong provincial Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department official who resides in Tuol Svay Prey I in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district.

Thean recounted that moments before the accident, Thong’s car veered off to another lane of the winding road until it collided with the first vehicle which carried the three officials.

Meanwhile, the second car which carried the Vietnamese delegation experienced faulty brakes, causing it to hit the vehicle in front of it.

He said the accident has been mediated, adding that Thong has admitted his mistake and agreed to foot the bill for the repairs of the other cars.


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