Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Military cops hospitalised after crash

Military cops hospitalised after crash

Military cops hospitalised after crash

Seven military police officers deployed in Phnom Penh from Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces for a post-election security detail were injured in a car accident on Wednesday night.

The head-on collision on National Highway 5 in Russey Keo district occurred at about 8pm, said National Military Police spokesman Kheng Tito.

A Toyota Camry travelling south on the highway swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a collision with a motorbike, but instead hit the military vehicle carrying about 35 people, said a Russey Keo district police officer who asked not to be named.

Seven military police officers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Tito said.

“The accident happened while they were returning from work at a checkpoint,” he said. “Their injuries were not serious, and they were treated immediately at the hospital.”

The Camry and motorbike were kept at the Russey Keo district police station.

Police are investigating the accident.


  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community. The rodents are the most important members of a special team, leading

  • Hun Sen’s China visit ‘a good opportunity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Beijing on Sunday to discuss economic and trade issues presents a good opportunity for the Kingdom to strengthen Chinese ties and counter punitive measures by the West, an analyst says. The prime minister’s four-day official visit to

  • Former chief bodyguard receives royal pardon

    The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.

  • PM warns EU and opposition on 34th anniversary of his rule

    HUN Sen reached the milestone of 34 years as Cambodian prime minister on Monday and used the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ring road around Phnom Penh to tell the international community that putting sanctions on the Kingdom meant killing the opposition. “Please don’t forget