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Man sent to court after fatal road accident in capital

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The Chinese driver crashed his car, killing one and injuring three others in National Road 3 accident on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

Man sent to court after fatal road accident in capital

A Chinese man was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court after he crashed his car, killing one person and injuring three others on National Road 3 in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune on May 16.

“We held him for 48 hours. We are building a case file for referral to the court [on May 17],” said municipal police’s road traffic division chief Chheng Sarim.

He said although they had not yet received a complaint from the victims’ relatives, police could proceed with the case.

The driver was identified as Wang Tavfang, 43, an employee at the Ji Huoy Factory.

Citing an eyewitness, Pong Teuk commune police chief Vorn Saroeun said the accident occurred at 4pm in front of the Siko Phnom Penh Garment Factory in the commune when Tavfang’s car veered against the traffic and collided with a motorcycle.

“[Tavfang] swerved into the motorcycle lane while the motorist was riding along the right side of the road. I sent the suspect to the Phnom Penh police station that night after the incident,” he said.

Two of the three injured victims were garment workers from Damnak Kantuot commune’s Trapeang Chrey village in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district while the other was a garment worker residing in Kantaok commune’s Ta Nuon village in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district.

The victim who was killed was identified as Em Vin, 22, a factory worker from Prambei Mum commune’s Traing Spaek village in Takeo province’s Traing district. He died at the scene of the accident before medical help arrived.

Citing the suspect’s own statements, Sarim said Tavfang was driving from Phnom Penh on National Road 3 when he swerved to avoid another driver coming from the opposite direction who was driving in the wrong lane while attempting to overtake another vehicle.

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