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Father of two killed in road accident (update 2)

A 38-year-old father of two was killed on Monday in a road accident on the Limassol to Platres road.

The man’s two children, a boy, six, and a nine-year-old girl, who were passengers in the car suffered slight injuries.

Zacharias Evripidou was killed when his car overturned on the road after clipping the side mirror of another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

The accident happened at 6.40am near Palodia. The 38-year-old driver was on his way from Platres to Limassol.

Evripidou, who was not wearing a seat belt, lost control of his vehicle and was ejected from the car when it flipped onto its side. He died at the scene. The two children were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

They were taken to Nicosia general hospital and then to Makarios children hospital where they underwent a CT scan, which did not show anything of concern. The boy received stitches to the face and head and they were both admitted as a precaution.

A police spokesman said a preliminary examination of the scene indicates that he may have been speeding.

The driver of the other car, a 34-year-old man, underwent a breathalyser test, which came up empty.

The incident caused the closure of the road and traffic had to be diverted.

Police appealed for information about the accident, asking people to contact Limassol traffic police at 25-805252 or any other police station.

They are looking for a witness, a driver of a pickup truck, who stopped to help.

 

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