Cyprus Mail

German couple killed in head-on collision (update 2)

A German couple on holiday in Cyprus was killed on Wednesday in a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Cypriot on the Limassol to Platres road.

The accident happened near Alassa at around 1.30pm.

Police said the saloon car driven by the 60-year-old apparently veered into the wrong lane and crashed into the couple’s small rental car. The man was headed to Limassol.

The force of the collision was such that both victims, aged 49, died on the scene despite wearing their seatbelts and the deployment of the vehicle’s airbags, police said.

The couple had to be freed from the mangled wreckage by the fire service.

The other driver was slightly injured and was being treated in hospital.

Nine people have died in eight road accidents so far this year in Limassol.

Only one of those accidents took place in the city.

“Maybe drivers think it is difficult to police the rural road network and they drive fast and commit other traffic violations, which can however, prove fatal,” Limassol traffic police chief accident investigator Emilios Kafas said.

The road closed for around three hours due to the crash.

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