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Biker dies in road crash outside gas station

Limassol police arrest local car driver after reports said he blocked motorcycle’s path in deadly crash


A man was killed in a road accident in Limassol on Saturday, when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car that blocked his path outside a gas station.

Police said 35-year-old Malek Tahwef from Syria, described as a lawful resident of Cyprus, was riding his motorcycle along Paphou Street in downtown Limassol on Saturday afternoon, when he got involved in an accident.

The incident took place around 5:20pm when Tahwef’s motorcycle collided with a car that was attempting a right turn into a gas station.

Tahwef was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 8pm according to the a police incident report.

Additional reports said the car was moving eastbound along the three lane road when it made an illegal right turn, blocking the biker’s path who was moving on a reversible lane.

The 23-year-old car driver and his 25-year-old front seat passenger, both described as Cypriot males, were not said to have been injured in the incident.

Police said they arrested the driver, who tested negative for drugs and alcohol, but it was clear on what charges.

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