A female student was killed in a traffic accident involving three vehicles in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday, police said yesterday.
First Lieutenant Suon Borin, deputy director of the Phnom Penh Traffic Bureau, yesterday said the accident occurred at about 10.20pm in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune.
He identified the victim as Nop Pisey, 20, a Royal University of Law and Economic student who was driving a motorbike and died on the spot. He said an SUV hit her motorbike, dragging it for 10 metres before crashing into an auto rickshaw.
He said Sie Chan, 25, who was driving the SUV, has been taken in for questioning. He added that Mr Chan is a repairman at a car garage near Tuol Kork roundabout and was not the owner of the SUV.
“We tested him for alcohol and the suspect exceeded the legal limit,” he said.
According to a police report, Ms Pisey was travelling from Aeon Mall 2 in Sen Sok district toward her home in Toek Thla district.
The report also noted that the suspect had been drinking with his colleagues at the garage before driving a customer’s car to buy rice.
A friend had also come along with Mr Chan and both fled the scene after the accident occurred. Police arrested Mr Chan in Kork Khlaing commune in Sen Sok district and released his friend.
“The suspect is currently detained at the Traffic Bureau,” he said. “Police will submit the case to the court tomorrow morning.”