A senior citizen was fatally wounded in Paphos on Monday as she was trying to cross the street, while the driver of the vehicle initially fled the scene.
According to officials, 72-year-old Myrofora Aresti from Episkopi was attempting to cross the main Paphos-Episkopi road in her community around 1pm, when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Cops arrested the driver who told them she did not stop initially because she went to get her mobile phone to call for help
Aresti was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries five hours later, around 6pm. She is the fifth victim to die on the asphalt in the last nine days in the Republic of Cyprus.
The driver, a 47-year-old British woman living permanently on the island, failed to stop after striking the pedestrian. Officials said she initially fled the scene but drove by again about half an hour later.
Cops arrested the driver who told them she did not stop initially because she went to get her mobile phone to call for help, according to some media reports.
Paphos traffic police are investigating the accident.