Police have dropped all charges against the driver whose vehicle struck a woman in Peyia as she was trying to cross the street, while details about why she stepped out of her own car led to a domestic abuse investigation and a second arrest.
A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on the Peyia-Kathikas road on Saturday has been identified as a British woman in her early 50’s. She was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital in extremely critical condition.
Police said a car driven by a 30-year-old male, with a 27-year-old female in the front passenger seat, struck the woman as she was trying to cross the road in the early evening around 7:55pm.
Police then arrested the woman’s husband but no details were made known, with officials citing privacy concerns and invoking domestic abuse investigation protocols
The driver, described as a French tourist, was detained for questioning according to police.
But Knews has learned that the French national was arrested on a court warrant and spent the night in jail. The charges were not immediately clear but they were dropped the following morning upon his release, according to sources.
Police also arrested the British woman’s husband but no details were made known, with law enforcement officials citing privacy concerns and invoking domestic abuse investigation protocols.
Additional reports said the British woman got out of her car after a squabble with her husband, also described as a British national in his mid 50’s. Upon exiting the vehicle, she reportedly tried to cross the road from right to left as the oncoming vehicle struck her and wounded her critically.
Due to her condition, she was transported to Nicosia General Hospital for specialized treatment.