Funcinpec party president prince Norodom Ranariddh was injured in a traffic accident on Sunday while his wife died in Preah Sihanouk province when a taxi-car crashed into their car, police said.
The accident occurred around 10 am on Sunday when a taxi car swerved off and collided head on with Prince Ranariddh’s car along national road 4 in Prey Nop district’s Ou’ Chamna commune, according to Major General Chuon Narin, Preah Sihanouk police chief.
“He [Prince Ranariddh] suffered injury and is receiving treatment at a hospital in Sihanoukville,” Maj Gen Narin said.
Maj Gen Narin said that Prince Ranariddh’s wife Ouk Phalla died around 12:20 pm in the province’s hospital due to her serious injury.
Prince Ranariddh’s driver, a taxi driver and four passengers also sustained injuries, he said.
Suon Kimsong, deputy Prey Nop district police chief, said that a SUV Highlander which was traveling from Preah Sihanouk province to Phnom Penh hit Prince Ranariddh’s BMW X3 on Sunday.
Police said that now Prince Ranariddh is transferred to a Phnom Penh hospital.
In April 2015, Prince Ranariddh and his wife were also involved in a car accident with a truck in Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district.