Lexus wrecked but no deaths in street race

Lexus wrecked but no deaths in street race

Getting behind the wheel of any car can turn some perfectly sane men into semi-suicidal maniacs, but when that vehicle is a Lexus, the effect seems to be doubled.

Such was the case yesterday morning when two of the upmarket SUVs were racing each other southward along Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard, only for one to crash at a traffic light, destroying six street barriers.

The Lexus 350 was pretty much written off, but the driver, who exited the car through one of its windows, was uninjured, and took a tuk-tuk home.

Deum Ampil

MOST VIEWED

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not