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Police to forward findings from fatal New Year crash to legal service

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The remand of a 44-year-old driver arrested under suspicion of causing a New Year accident that killed four people will expire on Monday, as the results of a reconstruction of the accident began to circulate.

The man was remanded for six days on Tuesday, after the crash in the Kato Polemidia area of Limassol.

Police identified the four victims of the fatal crash as 27-year-old Vathoula Georgiou, 17-year-old Nikolas Georgiou, their grandfather, 73-year-old Nikolas Zavrou and 74-year-old Evanthia Georgiou, their grandmother.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Ayias Anastasias and Yiannis Kranidiotis street.

According to initial findings, 27-year-old Georgiou was driving her grandparents back home after the New Year, when having almost completed a right turn at the intersection her vehicle was struck by the 44-year-old.

The victims died upon impact while the fire service had to be called to remove them from the vehicle.

On Thursday might police ran a reconstruction of the accident. The reconstruction went until after midnight reports said.

According to media reports after the reconstruction, police found that the man had been driving at a speed of at least 90 km/hour, while the area’s speed limit is 50 km/hour.

The man is suspected of passing the red light, and there are no signs of the man braking after running the red light.

Police are also examining whether the two drivers were able to see each other.

During the reconstruction, the final positions of the vehicles, their weight, the weather conditions, the lighting and, above all, the statements of the eyewitnesses were considered.

All the findings of the experts will be recorded in a report which, together with the testimonies and evidence from the scene, will be forwarded on Monday to the legal service to decide which charges to bring against the 44-year-old driver.

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