Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Search on as BMW driver flees scene of hit-and-run



Search on as BMW driver flees scene of hit-and-run

Search on as BMW driver flees scene of hit-and-run

Phnom Penh traffic police are searching for a man involved in a hit-and-run collision between his BMW and a Toyota Corolla that left two injured in Chamkarmon district in the wee hours of yesterday morning.

According to municipal traffic police chief Chev Hak, the accident took place at about 12:03am in Boeung Keng Kang I commune.

“The BMW hit the Corolla . . . When our expert authorities arrived, the owner of the BMW had already run and we are now investigating to find him,” Hak confirmed, adding that one passenger in the Corolla sustained serious injuries while the other minor.

In a video that has been making the rounds on social media, an unnamed man who had been driving behind the BMW said the vehicle was speeding before the collision.

“The woman and the man in the Corolla were hit by the BMW that drove very fast . . . After hitting the car, he walked out of his car aggressively but ran away because he knew he was wrong,” the man said, adding that a group chasing the man stopped when he produced a gun. Police could not verify the man’s account yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh placed in two-week lockdown

    The government has decided to place Phnom Penh in lockdown for two weeks, effective April 14 midnight through April 28, as Cambodia continues to grapple with the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has seen no sign of subsiding. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Hun Sen: Stay where you are, or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the two-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal provincial town Takmao could be extended if people are not cooperative by staying home. “Now let me make this clear: stay in your home, village, and district and remain where

  • Businesses in capital told to get travel permit amid lockdown through One Window Service

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has issued guidelines on how to get travel permission for priority groups during the lockdown of Phnom Penh, directing private institutions to apply through the municipality's One Window Service and limit their staff to a mere two per cent. In

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training singled out 11 types of business that are permitted to operate during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takmao town, which run through April 28. Those include (1) food-processing enterprises and slaughterhouses; (2) providers of public services such as firefighting, utility and