A 16-year-old boy was killed in Limassol on Sunday evening after being thrown from a motorbike and being run over by a bus.
The victim, Yazan Alnwaihi, was a passenger on the motorbike which braked suddenly, overturned and hit a vehicle in front of it at around 5pm on the coastal Limassol avenue. The impact caused both men to fall from the bike. The passenger landed on the road and was hit by a bus, leaving him critically injured.
The teen, a Limassol resident whose father is Jordanian and mother is Cypriot was rushed to Limassol hospital where he died from his multiple injuries shortly before 8pm.
The driver of the motorbike, an 18-year-old friend of the victim, was unharmed and initially fled the scene. Later on, around 8pm, he turned himself in at a Limassol police station accompanied by his father and was arrested.
A case of causing death by negligence is being examined against the 18-year-old who was riding the bike without a driver’s licence, without insurance and road tax licence and without the consent of the motorbike’s owner, his father. He was released on Monday afternoon without being charged pending the completion of police investigations.