A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.
Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.
It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.
His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]
According to police, at around 8:45 pm on Monday night a Syrian man driving along Apostolou Pavlou Avenue in Paphos failed to stop his car at the pedestrian crossing outside King’s Avenue Mall hitting the family of three.
A man was hospitalised on Sunday evening after being hit by a car driven by a drunk woman on the road from Kofinou to Kornos. The accident occurred when the woman, a 21-year-old resident of Tseri, tried to overtake the man’s car and collided with it at around 9.10pm.
A breathalyser test for the woman gave a 59μg reading while the maximum permitted by law is 22μg. […]
The death toll from road accidents reduced in Cyprus during 2016 by 19.3 per cent, according to the 11th Road Safety Performance Index Report of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). More specifically 46 road deaths were reported, 11 fewer than 2015. The reduction followed an increase of 26.7 per cent in 2015. With last year`s reduction, Cyprus went back from the 20th to the 13th place it ranked in 2014 among the EU countries, with regard to the road traffic death rate. […]
A man who was arrested on Tuesday evening after trying to run over a police officer with his car in Limassol was charged with attempted murder on Wednesday. At the time of his arrest he had been charged with reckless behaviour, public insults and threats and negligent driving, but police decided to add the […]
Of particular concern were the high speeds that were clocked in built-up areas.
During the past three and a half years, 1,117 vehicles were reported stolen in Cyprus of which 594 were located by police, according to stats obtained by the Cyprus Mail. The largest number of stolen vehicles was reported in Limassol, followed by Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos, respectively. During the period, there had been a steady […]
Unless aggressive and reckless driving behaviour is curbed, there will be more carnage on Cyprus roa