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Father and teen son arrested after fatal accident 

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A father and his teenage son were arrested on Monday night following a car accident in which a 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed, police said.

The pair was arrested after the father claimed that he and not his 17-year-old son was driving at the time. The teen and a 19-year-old male passenger, had abandoned the scene after the accident, on foot. They retuned some time later with the driver’s father, the owner of the car.

The accident happened at around 9.30pm on Monday on Kantaras Avenue in Kaimakli, Nicosia towards the Bata roundabout. The underage driver had hit the motorcyclist, Panayiotis Eleftheriades, also from Kaimakli, while attempting to make a right turn, according to police.

Eleftheriades was thrown from his motorcycle and hit the pavement, sustaining fatal injuries.  He was later pronounced dead on arrival at Nicosia General Hospital.

The two teenagers in the car had fled the scene and returned a short time later with the driver’s father who told police he had been driving. But during questioning by officers the boy admitted he was the driver. He and his father were subsequently arrested.

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