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18 June, 2024
 
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Boy in trike accident succumbs to brain injury

Parents tell doctors to pull the plug after son pronounced brain dead in three-wheel motorcycle accident

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Doctors in Nicosia pulled the plug on Tuesday after the parents of young boy, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Limassol ten days ago, gave their consent following news their child was brain dead.

Police said 7-year-old Sergios Arzoumanidis was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Nicosia General Hospital, where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit following a serious brain injury on April 17.

A traffic official on Wednesday told Knews the case was not over as many details were still under investigation, including a probe into possible negligence

Arzoumanidis was a passenger in the touring seat of a three-wheel motorcycle when it overturned in Limassol at Potamos tis Germasogeias around 4:15pm on Ambelakion Street. The driver of the trike, 43-year-old neighbor Dmitrii Polishchuk from Russia, died immediately following the accident.

A reporter on state radio Wednesday morning said the parents, described as being originally from Georgia, gave consent for the doctors to disconnect their son from the breathing machine, two days after the boy was pronounced brain dead on Easter Monday.

Police said no speeding was being suspected in the case, while officials have confirmed there was no use of helmets. Officials also confirmed Polishchuk was at the handlebars when the motorcycle overturned.

A traffic official on Wednesday told Knews the case was not over as many details were still under investigation, including a probe into possible negligence.

Asked if other persons were being investigated in the case, police said authorities were still looking at all facts in the case.

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