A biker, father of two, was killed in Limassol on Friday after his way was blocked by another car trying to make an illegal right turn.
According to Kathimerini Cyprus, 36-year-old Antonis Demetriou was riding his motorcycle Friday evening around 6pm on Nicou and Despina Pattichi street, when a vehicle from the opposite direction attempted to make an illegal right turn onto Christou Ergadouti street.
The motorcycle collided with the car described as a sports utility vehicle (SUV). According to Michalis Michail, Limassol’s Traffic Police supervisor, Demetriou was ejected from his seat as a result of a brutal collision and landed on the asphalt, while this motorcycle went up in flames.
A biker helmet belonging to Demetriou was found at the scene, but according to CNA it was unclear whether he was wearing it at the time of the accident
“The biker was killed instantly,” Michail said.
A biker helmet belonging to Demetriou was found at the scene, but according to Cyprus News Agency (CNA), it was unclear whether or not he was wearing it at the time of the accident.
Fire fighters were called to the scene to put out the fire while an ambulance rushed Demetriou to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.
Police have already obtained statements from eye witnesses while security camera footage from the area is also expected to shed light on what transpired moments prior to the accident.
The 60-year-old driver of the SUV was placed under arrest while police are investigating the case, the first road fatality reported in 2019.
Demetriou leaves behind a wife and two young children.