A man came forward late on Sunday afternoon after police made an appeal for information after a 31-year-old woman was hospitalised in a critical condition after a traffic accident in the early hours.

At 10 minutes past midnight, under circumstances still being investigated, the driver lost control of a car, first hitting a pole and then a shed before coming to a stop in a field at the side of the road.

Both the driver and anyone else in the car appear to have then fled the scene.

A short while later, two people aged 31 and 32 who appear to have been back seat passengers turned up at Larnaca general hospital.

The 31-year-old woman had head and brain injuries and was transferred to Nicosia general hospital where she underwent surgery and is now intubated.

The 32-year-old man who accompanied her to the hospital refused medical attention.

At around 5.30 in the afternoon a 38-year-old man reported to Larnaca traffic police and said he had been driving.

Larnaca police are calling for anyone with any information to come forward and contact them on 24 804180, or via the nearest police station.

A police spokeswoman said that the owner of the car involved in the accident is currently abroad.