Police Blotter: 8 May 2012

Police Blotter: 8 May 2012

Wife hospitalised after being hit by motorbike
A woman was injured when hit by a speeding motorbike while she was standing at the side of the road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday. Her husband said they were driving home after a night of drinking when he pulled the motorbike over to wait for a friend who was following them. While they were waiting, a motorbike collided with the parked moto and ricocheted into the woman. She was immediately sent to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Eight ejected in Stung Treng truck accident
Eight people were injured when they were ejected from a truck in Stung Treng province on Friday. Police said the truck’s driver had been speeding on National Road 7 and had lost control of the truck while trying to negotiate a sharp corner in slippery conditions. Police are searching for the driver, who fled the scene of the accident. Koh Santepheap

Young man’s ejected body run over by truck
A young man was killed on Saturday after a truck rolled over his body in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district. Police said the 20-year-old had been thrown from his speeding motorbike onto the road after he crashed into another motorbike. The accident occurred under the Prampi Makara skybridge, in Teuk Thla commune. Police have launched an investigation and have detained the truck’s driver for questioning. Norkor Wat

Speeding motorbike kills one, injures one
A 23-year-old man was killed instantly and a young woman was seriously injured on Sunday night after a speeding car smashed into the motorbike they were travelling on in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. Police said the motorbike was crossing National Road 1 when it was hit by the car. The car’s driver fled, but was caught shortly afterwards by authorities about three kilometres from the scene of the accident. Norkor Wat

Trio jailed after stealing motorbike from couple
Three suspects were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district for allegedly stealing a motorbike from a married couple on Saturday. Police said the couple had run out of gas and were walking their motorbike to the nearest petrol station when they asked the trio for help. Instead of helping, however, the group made off with the motorbike. Police eventually apprehended the robbers a short distance from the scene of the crime after alert neighbours intervened and notified the authorities. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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