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Heart attack behind Paphos rollover crash

Forensic pathologists say elderly driver suffered myocardial infarction prior to veering off road in Kouklia


An elderly motorist who died on the road on Monday in Paphos had suffered a heart attack, with authorities saying his death was not the result of a car crash.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, a post mortem conducted on the body of a 76-year-old British male showed that the elderly had suffered a myocardial infarction prior to losing control of the steering wheel.

Previous reports said Ian Henri Pringle, who was driving southbound on the old Paphos-Limassol road on Monday afternoon, veered off the road near the Kouklia exit. The car initially struck the guardrail, then overturned and rolled over repeatedly until it ended up in a ditch inside an empty field.

Following a post mortem conducted Wednesday between 12 noon and 1:30pm, forensic pathologists determined the driver’s death was not caused by vehicular collision but a recent myocardial infarction linked to an older myocardial infarction in connection as well as coronary artery disease

CNA on Thursday reported that the forensic results were relayed by police, who had been investigating the incident.

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