Police arrested the driver of a vehicle that struck a Russian tourist, who was hospitalized in Paphos Tuesday night with multiple injuries.
According to local media, a 42-year-old woman was on foot in a coastal area of Paphos where she attempted around 9pm to cross Melina Mercouri Street at the T-junction along Poseidonos Avenue.
At the same time, a 50-year-old male, described as a Georgian national, was driving his vehicle and struck the female visitor under circumstances still pending investigation. Police did not provide details of the accident or circumstances surrounding the incident.
The woman was injured and was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital, where doctors said she broke her pelvis, and suffered multiple fractures on her ribs, chest, and backbone.
Her condition was described serious but doctors said the woman was out of danger.
The driver, who is also a permanent resident of Cyprus, was detained for questioning. A Breathalyzer test was administered on him with zero indication of alcohol consumption.