A 21-year-old man from Dali was killed Sunday night in a road accident in Nicosia, when his car veered off the road, struck a utility pole and caught fire.
The young man has been identified as Phidias Savvides from Ilioupoli, Nicosia district. According to police, Savvides was driving his vehicle on Tefkrou Anthia avenue within the industrial zone in Dali, around 11:20pm, heading towards the old Nicosia-Limassol road.
The vehicle ended up crashing into a utility pole splitting it in half, while the car caught fire with private citizens rushing to extinguish the flames
At one point, the driver lost control of the steering wheel while his car struck the pavement and then a fence outside a property.
After the initial collision, the vehicle ended up crashing into a utility pole and catching fire, with private citizens rushing to extinguish the flames. Reports said the pole was split in half as a result of the crash.
Fire fighters were also called to the scene who were able to get the driver out of the wreckage. Savvides was rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
The crash was the second road fatality over the weekend, following the deatth of a young biker in Limassol a day earlier where speeding was suspected to have been a factor.