A passenger on a motorcycle was killed in a road accident in downtown Nicosia on Monday, following a collision with a car on one of the busiest streets in the capital.
According to local media, two foreign men aged between early and mid thirties, were riding a motorcycle near the Debenhams traffic lights in Lykavitos on Monday afternoon when they got into a fatal accident.
Police said the incident took place around 3:30pm but declined to provide further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
It later emerged that a woman in her mid-sixties was driving her car westbound on Digeni Street when her vehicle collided with the motorcycle in the opposite lane driven by a Syrian man who also had a male passenger.
Both men were ejected from their seat and fell onto the asphalt, with an ambulance rushing them to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital.
Police later confirmed that the motorcycle passenger had died from the collision but told Knews the release of his name was being delayed as authorities were trying to contact the victim’s family.
Asked to confirm reports that a vehicle attempted to make an illegal turn, police told Knews the accident was still under investigation
The driver of the motorcycle, described as a man in his mid-thirties, sustained minor injuries while no information was provided on the condition of the female driver.
Some local media on Monday reported that the woman in question was detained following the accident but police told Knews Tuesday morning there had been no arrest in the case.
Asked to confirm reports that a vehicle attempted to make an illegal turn, a police communications officer told Knews that the accident was under investigation and details of the accident were not immediately known.
Reports said traffic was backed up for miles on Spyrou Kyrpianou Avenue, a different section of Digeni Street west of the Debenhams traffic lights across from Lykavitos police station.