Kandal: At 6:35 pm on May 21, 2019, a traffic accident between a cars and motorbike left a woman seriously injured along National Road No. 1, between 33-34 Prek Pol Village, Banteay Dek Commune, Kien Svay District. Kandal Province.
The Ford, Phnom Penh 2AE-5256 was driven by a foreigner, named so far only as Daniel, male, 35 years old, a Russian* currently residing in Phnom Penh.
UPDATE: He has now been identified as a Brazilian, Daniel Junior, manager at Samba restaurant, Phnom Penh.
The victim, Me Vuthy, 37, a Khmer resident of Kandal Kola village, Banteay Dek commune, Kien Svay district, Kandal province, was on her Honda moto.
Before the incident, the car was driving from Phnom Penh to Neak Loeung, at speed. It seems the driver swerved to avoid another car and hit the victim’s motorbike. The moto rider suffered serious injuries to both legs.
According to the police, the driver of was at fault for being reckless when overtaking.
After the incident, the district police force intervened, detained the Russian and impounded the vehicles for legal procedure while the victim was sent to a hospital in Phnom Penh.