A local man was killed in a road accident Sunday evening when his motorcycle collided sideways with an oncoming vehicle outside Ayia Napa.
According to police, 22-year-old Andreas Andreou from Frenaros was riding his high torque motorcycle on Cape Greco Avenue towards Ayia Napa around 8pm when he collided sideways with a car coming from the opposite direction towards Protaras.
Following the collision, the Greek Cypriot biker was ejected from his seat while the motorcycle veered off and ended up in a ditch. Andreou, a father of a one-year-old child, was rushed to the Emergency Room at Famagusta General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.
It was not immediately clear whether other vehicles had been involved in the accient
A police statement on Monday said it appeared that the biker had not been wearing his helmet while it later emerged that he was also driving without a licence.
No further details were given regarding the circumstances of the accident while it was unclear whether other vehicles had been involved. A second official statement was said to be forthcoming Monday late morning with additional details.
A Breathalyzer test was administered on the 23-year-old car driver, said to be a Pakistani national according to RIK News and driving with three passengers. The results indicated no alcohol in his breath.