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16 June, 2021
 
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Driver killed after jeep goes off cliff

Husband ejected from vehicle as it plunges off cliff in Limassol, buckled up wife survives crash

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A man from Limassol was killed in a road accident on Sunday after he was thrown out of his car as it tumbled down a cliff and crushed him to death.

According to police, 69-year-old Andreas Avgousti from Apeshia village in Limassol district was driving his jeep on Sunday morning, southbound on the Mandria-Koilani rural road, with his 70-year-old wife in the front passenger seat.

Police believe the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt was crushed to death by his own jeep, while his wife who was buckled up was seriously injured

Under circumstances still pending investigation, police said the vehicle veered off the road around 9am and fell some 15 meters off a cliff, with Avgousti being ejected from the vehicle. Additional reports said the incident took place at a right curve.

Police said the driver was probably not wearing a seatbelt and was crushed to death by his own jeep, while his wife who was buckled up was seriously injured.

Fire fighters who rushed to the scene managed to pull Avgousti out of the wreckage and he was transferred to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

The woman received first aid in the ER and was later admitted to hospital for further treatment.

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