Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Tuesday sent a fatal hit-and-run case to court, days after a construction company’s heavy truck crashed into a motorbike, killing three children.
Provincial deputy police chief Ey Sokha said the accident happened on Friday, when a Hyundai truck belonging to Reachsey Logistic Co Ltd veered off its lane and hit five people travelling on the motorbike.
Two boys died instantly, while a girl succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital. The motorbike rider and a pillion passenger sustained serious injuries and were hospitalised.
Sokha said the driver had escaped before police arrived at the scene.
“I have sent the case to court for them to summon the firm’s owner and driver for questioning. They need to come settle the case in line with the law and take responsibility for the victims,” he said.
In a separate case in Sihanoukville’s Commune I on Sunday, a person died and another was severely injured when a car driven by a Military Police officer crashed into them on National Road 4.
Sokha said the 28-year-old officer was driving the provincial Military Police’s vehicle towards a gas station near the provincial hall when he hit an oncoming Honda bike carrying two men.
Sokha identified the deceased as 30-year-old Kim Souly, and Tou Seng, 36.
“[Kim Souly’s] body has been handed over to his family for last rights. We also sent the driver to court on Monday afternoon,” he said.