Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man held for running over biker



Man held for running over biker

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has placed 30-year-old Yanna Lina in pre-trial detention on manslaughter charge for running over a man in his Lexus SUV, killing him, on Thursday. Police

Man held for running over biker

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has placed 30-year-old Yanna Lina in pre-trial detention on manslaughter charge for running over a man in his Lexus SUV, killing him, on Thursday.

Lina has been sent to the Police Judiciare (PJ) prison, according to court spokesman Kuch Kimlong.

In a video of the incident, which went viral on social media, the speeding Lexus crashes into the back of a motorbike, sending its passengers airborne. One of the victims on the bike can be seen moving in the road before the Lexus backs up and runs over him, killing him. The motorbike passenger suffered serious injuries.

Phnom Penh municipal deputy police chief in charge of traffic Chev Hak told The Post on Sunday that police assumed the incident was an accident.

“It is a traffic accident case because I did not find that the driver intended to kill motorists. According to their relatives, they had never known each other or had a dispute with each other,” he said.

Hak said the accused told police during questioning that the two victims were thieves. However, according to an investigation, the police did not locate any victims of theft. Hak said police are further investigating Lina’s claim.

Phnom Penh deputy police chief in charge of criminal offences Song Ly declined to comment on Sunday, citing an ongoing investigation.

“Authorities are looking into this case. There are no results yet.”

Police said Lina is a dentist who lives in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district.

The deceased victim has been identified as 19-year-old Khon Tong, who worked in construction and lived in Meanchey district. The injured victim is Pov Mot, a 17-year-old tuk-tuk driver from Prey Veng province.

According to a National Police report, the Lexus crashed the motorbike at around 11:30pm at the intersection of streets 173 and 328 in Boeung Keng Kang district’s Tuol Svay Prey I commune on Thursday.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • PM asks India for vaccine help

    Prime Minister Hun Sen is seeking assistance from India for the provision of Covid-19 vaccines as the country has produced its own vaccine which is scheduled to be rolled out to more than 300 million Indians this year. The request was made during his meeting with

  • Capital set to beef up security

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng held the first meeting of the year with heads of armed forces in the capital to review and repair the deficiencies related to gun control, drug crimes, social order disruptions due to alcohol consumption and traffic law enforcement. Municipal