PHNOM PENH, September 29, (Khmer Times)− A 30-year-old Irish national was broadsided by an SUV and killed instantly while walking his bicycle along Monivong Boulevard early Sunday morning.
The incident occurred at 1:30 on the corner of Street 278 and Monivong Boulevard, where the victim was crossing the street on the marked pedestrian crossing.
Sem Kunthea, deputy bureau traffic chief, confirmed the victim’s identity as Tomas Edmund (there is some uncertainty as to the correct spelling, however).
According to one witness, a white Range Rover hit the victim at full speed and continued without stopping. The SUV was followed by locals who witnessed the hit-and-run.
The driver finally stopped on Street 105 behind Preah Yunkunthor School because the car was damaged. Once parked, the driver and passengers fled on foot.
The vehicle is being held at the municipal traffic police station, and police will identify the owner once they receive the vehicle registration information from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.