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Man critical after being hit crossing the road – Cyprus Mail

An elderly man from Nicosia remains in critical condition after being hit by a car on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened in Demosthenis Severis Avenue at 6.15pm when the 88-year-old, man who was crossing the street, was hit by a car driven by a 37-year-old man. The injured man was rushed to Nicosia general hospital […]

Source: Man critical after being hit crossing the road – Cyprus Mail

Remand for man involved in crash that killed three people – Cyprus Mail

The 25-year-old driver of a pick-up truck which crashed head on with another pick-up on Saturday in the Polemidhia area of Limassol, killing three people, was remanded by the court on Sunday for five days. The crash killed Andreas Yiasemi and Demetris Savva, both 32, as well as Panayiotis Stefanou, 23. Police said they established […]

Source: Remand for man involved in crash that killed three people – Cyprus Mail

Road-death taxi driver had suffered heart attack at the wheel – Cyprus Mail

A taxi driver aged 64, who was killed on an airport run on Saturday when he crashed on the Nicosia-Larnaca highway had suffered a heart attack at the wheel, a post mortem on Sunday revealed. Around 7am on Saturday, Demetris Christoforou from Lakatamia in Nicosia, had been driving a woman customer, 22, the taxi veered […]

Source: Road-death taxi driver had suffered heart attack at the wheel – Cyprus Mail

Fantasy taxi driver a sign of a deeper malaise – Cyprus Mail

In a strange new twist, a man arrested last month for pretending to be a taxi driver has called the head of the road transport department posing as the chief of police in an attempt to get his licence back. The 38-year-old man was arrested in Limassol in April in connection with extortion and theft […]

Source: Fantasy taxi driver a sign of a deeper malaise – Cyprus Mail

Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest

Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident in which only one vehicle is involved. According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), SVCs are responsible for one third of road fatalities in the EU in the 2013-2015 period. In Greece, however, they were the cause of 42 percent of road deaths, ahead of Luxembourg and Cyprus with 41 percent, Belgium with 38 percent, Norway with 37 percent and France with 36 percent.

Source: Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest