Cyprus Mail

Dead man driving

File photo

A 77-year-old man is suspected of forging a death certificate to avoid a medical examination to determine whether he was fit to drive, it emerged on Thursday.

On Thursday, police said the elderly man was caught driving dangerously and after notifying the road transport department, the 77-year-old was called for a medical to see if he was fit to drive.

However, instead of appearing for the test, the department received a letter saying the 77-year-old was dead, signed by a relative and accompanied with a death certificate as proof.

Meanwhile, the man continued to drive and police caught him again a few months later — earlier this week – prompting them to ask the road transport department the reason he was still on the road.

They were told he had been declared dead and police were now trying to determine who was involved in forging the documents.

Related posts

Director Panikos Chrysanthou and poet Nese Yasin awarded European Citizen’s prize

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Final touches being put to gender identity bill, Cyprus lagging behind other CoE states

Anna Savva

Cyprus to report grant of land near Apostolos Andreas to Turkish army

Coronavirus: no new deaths, 142 people test positive on Friday (Updated)

Staff Reporter

Three men jailed for five years for robbery and kidnapping

Antigoni Pitta

‘Viral’ Big Potato garners attention at home and abroad

Antigoni Pitta


Comments are closed.