An elderly woman was killed in a car accident on Wednesday morning, when a vehicle driven by her husband overturned just after midnight on a rural road in Limassol district.
Local media said 79-year-old Andriana Flouri from Limassol was a front seat passenger in a vehicle moving north on Kantou-Omodos road, when the car veered off lane around 12:30am outside Souni.
The car reportedly veered to the right, striking and going over a guard rail, then rolling over and ending up in a ditch two meters deep in an adjacent field
The car, driven by her 75-year-old husband, reportedly veered to the right under circumstances still pending investigation, with the vehicle striking and going over a guard rail, rolling over and ending up in a ditch two meters deep in an adjacent field.
Flouri, who was pulled out of the wreckage by fire fighters, was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
Preliminary reports said the woman did not appear to have been using a seat belt at the time of the accident, while investigators were still trying to ascertain whether her husband, who was standing outside the vehicle when first responders arrived, was indeed buckled up.
The driver was also treated at the hospital for minor injuries, including bruises and cuts throughout his body. He remained in the hospital as a precaution and agreed to a Breathalyzer test, which showed zero alcohol consumption.
Police did not specify the exact point where the vehicle veered off lane except to say the car was moving northbound.