Cyprus Mail

Driver arrested after fatal collision in Limassol

Θανατηφόρο τροχαίο στη Λεμεσό
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Police on Saturday said they had arrested a 39-year-old driver who was involved in a traffic accident that led to the death of 22-year-old Vasilis Chiras the previous day in Limassol.

The fatal accident took place on Domnitsas Kavounidou Street at around 6.30pm on Friday, when, under conditions that are being investigated, the car driven by the 39-year-old woman in a secondary road, crashed into a motorcycle while trying to turn into the street.

The 21-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle was seriously injured, while Chiros, who was a passenger, was killed.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, the 21-year-old rider remains hospitalised at the Limassol general hospital with his condition being serious but not life-threatening.

The woman was also taken to the hospital.

Police described the collision as “quite violent” adding that further examinations will take place to determine, if possible, the speed of the two vehicles.

No helmet of any kind was found at the scene and it is believed, according to witnesses, that the two youths were not wearing protective helmets.

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