An 11-year-old girl is being hospitalised in critical condition at the Nicosia general after the motorbike she was a passenger on crashed into a vehicle on a Limassol road on Saturday evening, with the driver of the motorbike, 25, suffering only minor injuries.
According to the police on Sunday, the collision occurred at 6pm. The vehicle attempted to make a right turn as the motorbike was attempting to overtake it. The bike crashed into the concrete before hitting a pavement.
Neither the driver nor the little girl were wearing a helmet.
The 11-year-old suffered serious injuries and was taken, along with the 25-year-old driver, to the Limassol general hospital.
The girl was diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury, and her transfer to the Nicosia general hospital was deemed necessary due to the severity of her condition.
The driver of the car tested negative for alcohol.
Source: Motorbike passenger, 11, in critical condition after Limassol crash – Cyprus Mail
Police will start a campaign to clamp down on the illegal transport of passengers by private drivers on Sunday. The campaign will last until August 30.
It will be carried out in cooperation with the licensing authority at entrance points to the republic, airports and ports, and in the wider Ayia Napa area.
The campaign will target drivers who do not have a permit to operate a taxi but transport passengers for a fee.
Members of the police traffic department and road transport supervisors will check the drivers’ documents and the vehicles.
Source: Police to crack down on illegal ‘taxis’ – Cyprus Mail
A young man who was speeding at 111km/h in a Paphos street where the speed limit is 50km/h was arrested on Thursday.
The 22-year-old driver was not insured and the vehicle was not registered.
After his arrest he was charged and released pending his appearance in court at a later date.
Source: Man caught speeding – Cyprus Mail