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20 October, 2019
 
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Biker dies after collision with bus in Larnaca

Traffic police investigating collision when turning bus collided with motorcycle

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A Larnaca resident died in an accident on Friday night, when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a bus under circumstances that are still under investigation.

According to police, 23-year-old Andreas Georgiou was riding his motorcyclearound 11pm on Larnaca’s Tasos Mitsopoulos Avenue when a bus, driven by a 52-year-old man, was attempting to turn into a side road.

Georgiou was not wearing his protective helmet, while a Breathalyzer test on the bus driver indicated zero alcohol consumption

The collision was severe and Georgiou was transferred to the Emergency Room at Larnaca General Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Local reports said Georgiou was not wearing his protective helmet, while the bus driver was administered a Breathalyzer test indicating zero alcohol in his body.

Police secured an arrest warrant for the bus driver with the 52-year-old being in custody as Larnaca Traffic Police investigators examine the circumstances of the accident.

Several deadly collisions in last two weeks

The accident comes just days after a series of deadly road collisions in Paphos and Limassol.

One person died and another injured after a head-on car collision in Paphos on Thursday, with police saying neither of the drivers in the latest accident was wearing a seatbelt.

One week ago on Sunday, a 33-year-old biker on a road trip died when he collided with a car driven by a 67-year-old woman. She was driving her vehicle with her 89-year-old husband as a front seat passenger, when the head-on collision took place around 11:35am on the Nikokleia-Fasoula main road.

And a week prior, two drivers from Polis Chrysochous were killed at night when their cars collided on the main road between Paphos and Polis, with a female driver, aged 42, dying instantly and a male driver, aged 31, succumbing to his injuries at the hospital.

The two drivers also were not wearing seatbelts and preliminary findings suggested the man was driving his pickup truck at an excessive speed.

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