The incident – which comes around 24 hours after another 25-year-old motorcyclist from nearby Geroskipou was killed after losing control of his bike – is currently being looked into by traffic police in Paphos.
According to witnesses, the 32-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car which had been overtaking another vehicle at the time and had gone into the opposite lane. The car was being driven by a 21-year-old Romanian man.
The rider of the motorbike, who was not wearing a crash helmet, was rushed to Paphos General Hospital before he was transferred to Nicosia General Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.
He is currently in intensive care after suffering serious brain trauma and internal bleeding.
Doctors say his condition is critical.
According to the police, the vehicle was tracked down and its 76-year-old driver, a Greek Cypriot man, arrested on Thursday. The car, a double-cabin truck, is undergoing tests to confirm it is the same one that hit cyclist Panagiotis Hadjinikolas, 33, from Zakaki.
Hadjinikolas was hit by a car as he was cycling on the main Kantou-Platres road on Thursday. The vehicle’s driver then sped off.
The cyclist’s body was discovered by another motorist at around 6am on Thursday morning.
A man died early on Thursday morning after an accident which left his motorbike cut in two.
The fatal accident happened shortly after midnight when Dimitris Alexander Mannardak, 25, a resident of Geroskipou, was driving from Geroskipou to Paphos.
At some point he lost control of the bike and collided with a dividing strip on the road to his right. The motorcycle overturned, rolled onto the asphalt and ended up on a roundabout before coming to a stop.
Due to the severity of the crash the vehicle was cut into two.The 25-year-old driver who was wearing a helmet was initially conscious. He was taken by ambulance to Paphos general hospital where he was diagnosed with multiple fractures and internal bleeding.
Despite having surgery he died at 3.16am.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Panayiotis Hadjinicolas, the cyclist who was killed in an accident on Thursday morning, the second fatal accident of the day, was discovered by a passing driver around fifteen minutes after the crash that cost him his life.
The cyclist, a resident of Limassol, was travelling on the road from Kantou to Platres when a vehicle hit him from behind at around 6am, thrusting the bike onto a protective rail at the side of the road. The cyclist was thrown into a field next to the street and was killed instantly.
When he was found he was taken by ambulance to Limassol hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and is being sought by police. The public was asked to contact their nearest police station or call the public hotline 1460 if they know anything about the incident.
Two tourists are in serious condition after being injured when their squad bike overturned on the road from Kathikas to Peyia road on Monday afternoon. Under as yet unknown conditions the driver lost control of the vehicle at around 4.40pm which veered off the road, crashed into a barrier and overturned. The two men were taken to the first aid department of Paphos hospital where they were both diagnosed with leg fractures.
Two people, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Vasilis Stylianou, 76, had been in intensive care at Limassol General Hospital following the traffic incident on Sunday morning on Vasilios Georgiou A Street in Germasogia.
The pensioner was hit by a car, being driven by a 19-year-old driver and his 20-year-old co-passenger, as he was crossing the road.
He was rushed to hospital where doctors say he died at around 2am on Monday morning.
The 19-year-old man and the 20-year-old woman have both been arrested after it emerged that the 19-year-old did not have a driving license and insurance. The 20-year-old woman has been charged with giving a false testimony.
The car belongs to the 20-year-old woman.
A 77-year-old woman from Sotira was killed early on Friday in a head-on collision on the Dherynia to Sotira road. Panayiota Pentafka was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the 5.30am crash at the entrance to Sotira. The 71-year-old driver of the other vehicle, Maria Theophanous, was seriously injured but her condition was […]
A motorcyclist was on Thursday being treated for serious head injuries after in an accident on Wednesday in Larnaca. According to police, a 47-year-old driver, a resident of Dromolazia, cut the path of the motorbike rider when he was turning his car from Kimonos street into Chrysopolitissis street. The 36-year-old biker from Larnaca was injured […]
Two people, said to be a man and a woman, were killed on Sunday on the Nicosia-Limassol highway just outside the capital reports said. According to Politis, the accident occurred around 2pm near the GSP stadium. It appears the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and hit the barrier on the highway. […]
A 28-year-old man, who lost his right leg and the sight from his right eye in a road accident in January 2017, received €0.5 million as settlement from the insurance company of the man who caused the accident, it emerged on Thursday.
According to local daily Alithia, the Limassol man had been riding his motorcycle when a car, driven by a 70-year-old man, cut him off.
The ensuing crash left the 28-year-old in a three-week coma, with severe injuries to his head and right leg.Doctors concluded that the leg damage was irreparable and had to amputate it off just below the kneecap.
The man also lost sight in his right eye and required several operations to treat severe head injuries.
He was in hospital for a total 2.5 months, of which two were in intensive care.[…]