Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said on Sunday that a number of infrastructure projects in Paphos are well underway. Speaking after a memorial service for victims of the 1974 invasion in Paphos, Demetriades said that the tender documents for the improvement of the Paphos-Polis road were at the final stage of preparation. The invitation for tenders will […]
Police chief Zacharias Chrystostomou ordered an administrative probe into a Limassol fatal road accident last May in which three people were killed, after the father of one of the victims reported that the Limassol traffic police botched up their investigation.
The chief ordered the probe after the father claimed the Limassol traffic police that investigated the accident, were responsible for delays, omissions and irregularities.
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A 29-year-old man from Anthoupolis, Nicosia, Marios Polydorou, died early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding on Strovolos Avenue veered off course, hit a pavement and crashed into a wall. The accident occurred at around 3am, police said, when Polydorou lost control of his motorcycle. The 29-year-old, who was not wearing a protective helmet, […]
Police urged drivers on Thursday to respect other road users by exhibiting proper road behaviour after they caught a drunk 30-year-old male motorist – almost five times over the limit – driving on the opposite lane in the Ayia Napa to Rizoelia highway.
In total, it said, 240 drivers – around one in ten – who were stopped for breathalyser tests last week, were over the limit.
The man was seen by officers at around 5.30am on Thursday driving in the opposite lane of the Ayia Napa to Rizoelia highway. The breathalyser test indicated 99 microgrammes of alcohol in his system, almost five times over the permitted level of 22mg.
He was taken to the police station where he was charged and is to be brought before the court at a later date. His relatives were notified to pick him up from the police station.
Police said that driving under the influence of alcohol “cannot be characterised as anything other than disrespect for society and contempt for life”.
“It seems however, through statistics, that many of our co-citizens are indifferent to those around them,” it said.
The accident occurred at around 6pm when a 25-year-old driver, in an effort to avoid a collision with another car, veered off Iapetou Street in Ayios Athanasios and drove into a car park, initially hitting a car and then injuring the man, who had been walking in the car park.
The driver went on to hit another two cars before bringing the vehicle under control.
A motorist later snapped the police officer outside his police car – which had become engulfed in flames – at around 11am on Tuesday morning on the Limassol – Nicosia motorway, just shy of the Kofinou exit.
The picture (above) of the car in flames later appeared on Reporter.com.cy.
According to initial reports, the fire started as a result of a mechanical problem. The officer – who had tried unsuccessfully to put out the flames – was not harmed.
Traffic officer Emilios Kafas said the old man was hit by a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old, as he tried to cross the road.
Following the incident, he was transported by ambulance to the General Hospital where, despite the doctors’ efforts, he succumbed to his wounds five hours later.
The 48-year-old’s alcotest indicated he was not drunk, and when questioned he said he had not noticed the victim as he had walked into the road from inbetween stationary cars.
Limassol traffic police are investigating.
Iosif Paraskeva from Polemidhia apparently lost control of his car while travelling on the Erimi to Episkopi road at around 11pm, colliding with another vehicle carrying a family of four.
Paraskeva was freed from the wreckage by the fire service and rushed to hospital where he died a few hours later.
The case was reported by a shareholder in a Nicosia-based insurance company who sent a letter on Thursday to police saying he discovered that claims had been filed over the past decade for cars owned by the company that had been allegedly damaged either in road accidents or by malicious acts. The claims concern the company’s own cars in Paphos.
The man told police that after further enquiries, he learned from people using the cars for which claims had been filed and paid out by the company, that they were never involved in any road accidents.