A biker was killed on Sunday afternoon, hours after slamming into a car in rural Nicosia, with his female passenger surviving the crash and police trying to determine the cause of the accident.
According to police, 50-year-old Nektarios Zalistis from Nicosia was riding his motorcycle in Peristora on Sunday morning with a 25-year-old female passenger.
Around 11:20am the motorcycle, which was moving eastbound towards the capital, slammed into the rear of another vehicle driven by a 55-year-old driver, who reportedly appeared to have stopped in order to make a right turn into a dead end road.
It was not clear whether police suspected a 'sudden stop' or other factors in the incident such as speed and road behaviour
Zalistis and the female passenger were both rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital, where the 50-year-old biker underwent surgery. He later succumbed to his injuries in the evening around 6pm, while the woman was said to be out of danger.
It was not clear whether police suspected a “sudden stop” or other factors in the incident such as speed and road behaviour, as details of the crash were not immediately made available.
Knews understands there was no turning lane at the exact location while additional media reports suggested the car was stationary and not turning at the moment of impact.
A police statement said Zalistis and his passenger were both wearing their protective helmets at the time of the collision.
Morphou traffic police are investigating the accident.