A 48-year-old woman was killed in the early hours of Sunday on the Limassol-Nicosia highway after being hit by a van when she exited her vehicle to check for damage following a fender-bender with another woman aged 24.
The younger woman had hit the rear of the 48-year-old’s car a few minutes before.
The two women got out of their respective cars to inspect the damage and exchange insurance data but failed to switch on their hazard lights or use safety triangles to ensure passing motorists could see them, according to reports.
A truck passing at the time hit the 48-year-old as she was standing near the 24-year-old’s car. She die instantly.
The accident happened near Alambra around 1am. The stretch of the highway was closed for around four hours.
According to Politis, the woman’s details were not released upon request by the family.
The 61-year-old van driver and the 24-year-old woman were treated for shock.