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Car Slams into Moto, Mother Injured
 
PHNOM PENH – A woman was hospitalized after the motorbike she was on with her husband and child was hit from behind by a car yesterday morning near the corner of Streets 907 and 68 in Russey Keo district. 

Police said Khom Rattana, 20, sustained a broken leg after being tossed from the motorbike when it was rear ended by a car driven by Leuk Sreypov, 24. 

Ms. Rattana’s husband and their child sustained minor injuries in the accident, police  officials said. 

Witnesses said Ms. Rattana was making a turn, when the car behind her crashed into her bike. Ms. Sreypov was unable to brake in time, they said. Ms. Rattana was tossed forward and landed on the roof of the car in front of her, witnesses said. 

She was sent to the hospital for treatment. Police said they impounded both vehicles and that their investigation is ongoing.
 
 

Two Moto Drivers Killed in Head-on Collision 
 
BANTEAY MEANCHEY – Two people were killed and another two people sustained major injuries after two motorbikes collided head-on Monday morning on National Road 5 in Serey Sophorn town. 

Witnesses said one of the motorbikes was delivering vegetables from a village to Serey Sophorn market, and the other was driving in the opposite direction when they accidentally collided. 

Both drivers died at the scene, witnesses said. Police identified one of the two people who died as Phay Leap, 47. The other was named “Rattana.”  One of the two injured victims was not identified. The other was Cheuy Sokleap, 35. 

The two injured passengers were sent to the hospital for treatment. Police said both vehicles were impounded while they continue their investigation. The bodies of the two people who were killed were returned to their families for funerals.  
 
 

Brother-In-Law Arrested for Stoning House
 
KANDAL – A man was arrested for allegedly throwing stones at the home of his in-laws in Kien Svay district on Sunday evening, shattering one window and causing damage to its exterior.
 
Police named the suspect as Tart Vichet, 27, and said the house belonged to his sister-in-law Seng Mom, 23. Mr. Vichet was arrested after Ms. Mom filed a complaint at the local police station. 

Ms. Mom said her brother-in-law was enraged by rumors that she had gossiped about his private life and encouraged his wife to divorce him.  

The suspect was questioned at the police station and a case against him is being forwarded to the Provincial Court, police said.  
 

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