A local biker was brutally killed in a road accident in Limassol on Sunday with reports saying he lost control of his motorcycle and landed into an empty field.
Police said 61-year-old Limassol resident Mustafa Kemal was riding his motorcycle on Sunday afternoon along the Vouni-Agios Amvrosios road, in rural Limassol, when he got involved in a fatal accident.
According to an official statement, police said Kemal’s motorcycle veered off the road under circumstances still pending investigation and struck the guard rail, around 3:50pm.
Reports said the motorcycle flipped over and the biker, who was ejected from his seat, landed in a field by the roadside
Reports said the motorcycle flipped over and the biker, who was ejected from his seat, landed in a field by the roadside. Kemal was then rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.
The Cyprus News Agency reported that Kemal was riding his motorcycle at high speed according to a witness, who told police the biker had overtaken a car before losing control while the motorcycle was dragged a thousand feet.
CNA also reported that Kemal was a Turkish Cypriot man who was living on his own in Limassol, while attempts had been made to notify his son who reportedly resided in the north.
Limassol traffic police are investigating the incident.