Panayiotis Hadjinicolas, the cyclist who was killed in an accident on Thursday morning, the second fatal accident of the day, was discovered by a passing driver around fifteen minutes after the crash that cost him his life.
The cyclist, a resident of Limassol, was travelling on the road from Kantou to Platres when a vehicle hit him from behind at around 6am, thrusting the bike onto a protective rail at the side of the road. The cyclist was thrown into a field next to the street and was killed instantly.
When he was found he was taken by ambulance to Limassol hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and is being sought by police. The public was asked to contact their nearest police station or call the public hotline 1460 if they know anything about the incident.