Category Archives: Crashes

Pensioner killed crossing the road in Larnaca – Cyprus Mail

A 67-year-old man from Larnaca was killed on Saturday evening near the port roundabout after being hit by a car. According to police, Charalambous Christodoulou was crossing the road near the roundabout at around 7pm when a driver from Livadhia heading for the Oroklini road, aged 79 hit him as he walked. Christodoulou was taken […]

Source: Pensioner killed crossing the road in Larnaca – Cyprus Mail

Pedestrian dies in Limassol traffic accident – Cyprus Mail

An 86-year-old man – Socratis Parmaxis – died on Friday afternoon after being hit by a car driven by another octogenarian in Limassol.

According to the Limassol police, Parmaxis was hit by a car driven by an 83-year-old man at around 2pm while crossing Nikos Pattichis avenue.

Parmaxis died soon after the accident, Limassol traffic police officer, Emilos Kafas said.

 He added that the driver holds a valid driver’s licence, and that his breathalyser test indicated zero alcohol in his system.

Police are investigating the conditions of the accident, he said.

This is the fourteenth fatal road accident in Limassol this year Kafas said, in which 16 people died.

He once more urged drivers to be alert when behind the wheel and to pay attention, especially to pedestrians.

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Source: Pedestrian dies in Limassol traffic accident – Cyprus Mail

Two people injured in road crash – Cyprus Mail

Two people were seriously injured in a road accident in Paralimni late on Monday evening, police said.

At around 11.10pm, a 38-year-old man from Sotira was driving from Pernera to Paralimni when his car collided with a motorbike heading from Cape Greco to Paralimni.

The two people on the bike, the 34-year-old rider and his passenger, 26, were thrown from the motorbike and seriously injured.

 They were taken to Paralimni hospital where the 34-year-old man was diagnosed with arm and shoulder fractures and his passenger, a woman, with a fractured pelvis.

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Source: Two people injured in road crash – Cyprus Mail

Man killed in crash, motorway closed for hours (update 2) – Cyprus Mail

A motorcyclist was killed early on Tuesday morning in a crash on the Nicosia to Limassol motorway, police said.

The incident happened at around 5.45am near the GSP stadium in Nicosia. The man was rushed to Nicosia general hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said the victim was Giorgos Christodoulou, 65, from Larnaca.

 Christodoulou’s motorbike was hit from behind by a taxi driven by a Turkish Cypriot, throwing him on the windshield, which was smashed, over the top and the rear windshield, that was also smashed, and onto the tarmac where it appeared, he was hit by a second vehicle.

Christodoulou had been wearing a helmet.

“It appears a vehicle that was following possibly hit him again. This vehicle is sought by police who is asking the public to help find it,” traffic police deputy chief Stelios Panayides said.

The accident forced the closure of the motorway for nearly four hours, causing chaos.

Long queues formed, and police instructed drivers to exit the motorway from the roundabout near the stadium and head to Limassol via the old Nicosia – Limassol road through Latsia.

The accident prompted far-right party Elam to make a political argument, issuing a statement calling for the closure of the crossing points with the north of Cyprus.

“This incident brings back to the limelight the huge problems arising from the opening of the crossing points,” the party said.

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Source: Man killed in crash, motorway closed for hours (update 2) – Cyprus Mail

Woman hospitalised after being hit by two cars – Cyprus Mail

A 36-year-old woman is in serious condition at Paralimni general hospital after being hit by two cars on Tuesday morning.

According to the police, the accidents occurred at around 6am, while the woman was walking along the Sotira to Paralimni road.

She was first hit by the door mirror of a car driven by a 29-year-old man, which caused her to fall. While she was kneeling on the tarmac, she was hit by another car driven by a 51-year-old.

 She was transferred to Paralimni general hospital, where she was diagnosed with fractures in various parts of her body. Her condition is deemed as serious but not critical, police said.

The 29-year-old told police that, as soon as he realised he had hit the woman, he did a U-turn to go back find her, and saw the second car hitting her while she was still on the tarmac.

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Source: Woman hospitalised after being hit by two cars – Cyprus Mail

Woman critical after road accident in Paralimni – Cyprus Mail

A 35-year-old woman was in critical condition in Nicosia general hospital on Sunday after being injured in a road accident late Saturday in Paralimni.

According to police, at around 8pm, a 63-year-old from Paralimni was driving his car on Protaras Avenue, from Paralimni to Kapparis, when at some point in his attempt to turn right, he cut off the path of the motorcycle driven by the Bulgarian woman., […]

Source: Woman critical after road accident in Paralimni – Cyprus Mail

Teenager in intensive care after accident – Cyprus Mail

A 19-year-old man from Nicosia is being treated in the intensive care unit of the Nicosia general hospital following a road accident on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

According to the police statement, the accident took place shortly before 3pm in Nicosia when a car driven by a 60-year-old woman in under as-yet unidentified circumstances crashed into the 19-year-old’s motorbike.

The collision caused the motorcyclist injuries to his liver, kidney and spleen, as well as fractures in his arms and legs.

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Source: Teenager in intensive care after accident – Cyprus Mail

Motorcyclist critical after Coral Bay crash – in-cyprus.com

A 32-year-old man from Paphos is fighting for his life after the motorbike he was riding collided head-on with a car at Coral Bay in Peyia late on Sunday night.

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.

Source: Motorcyclist critical after Coral Bay crash – in-cyprus.com