Singaporean man dies in hit-and-run at Cambodia, victim's scooter had collided with a car

A 36-year-old Singaporean man was killed in a traffic accident at Cambodia’s Kandal province on Sunday (March 11). 

The victim, Mr Sam Chan Kwong Kit, had been riding a scooter in the Ponhea Lueu district, located next to the Kandal Province, during the time of the incident. 

For reasons unknown, Mr Chan’s scooter had collided with a car, and he was flung off his seat. 

Mr Chan, a real estate agent working for OrangeTee, had been travelling alone, reports Lianhe Wanbao

Photos published by the local media revealed that he suffered facial injuries, with his eyes and nose covered in blood following the collision. 

According to the Cambodian police, Mr Chan was wearing a helmet and had died while he was getting conveyed to Ponhea Lueu Hospital.

Chief of traffic office at the Police Inspectorate of Ponhea Lueu district, Mr Tim Vutha, told The Straits Times on Wednesday (March 14):

“The police have been trying to identify the driver of the other vehicle who ran away after the accident. 

“The police are working with Ministry of Interior to search for the driver, to punish him according to the law.”

The police also confirmed that Mr Chan’s mother and other family members had arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday (March 13) to identify the body. 

A woman who identified herself as a cousin to the victim told The Straits Times over the phone:

“We plan to take his body back to Singapore tomorrow (March 15 ) morning.”

A friend of the victim, Mr Eugene Koh posted on Facebook after the incident:

“Some advice for those who ride on scooters and travel abroad, travelling alone might be a good experience, but if you go with friends, you can take care of one another. 

“No matter what, safety comes first.”