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25 April, 2024
 
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New Year's tragedy investigation continues (video)

Probe into fatal quadruple fatality highlights key questions and contradictions

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In the aftermath of the New Year's tragedy that claimed four lives, investigations are underway to determine the cause of the quadruple fatality that occurred just half an hour into the new year. The investigation team conducted a reconstruction of the accident, seeking answers to crucial questions about the speed of the double cab and whether the 44-year-old driver ran a red light. Conclusions drawn from the reconstruction will be integral to the criminal file presented to the court, highlighting the severity of offenses against the 44-year-old suspect.

The victims, including 27-year-old Evanthia Georgiou, 17-year-old Nicolas Georgiou, 72-year-old Nicolas Zavrou, and 74-year-old Evanthia Georgiou, lost their lives in the tragic collision. The incident occurred when the double cab, driven by the 44-year-old with his 38-year-old wife as a passenger, collided with a private vehicle driven by 27-year-old Georgiou. The collision took place on Yannis Kranidiotis Street, as the vehicles were heading in opposite directions, and the private vehicle attempted to turn right on Agia Anastasia Street.

The 44-year-old and his wife sustained injuries and were taken to Limassol General Hospital. The autopsy findings revealed that the cause of 17-year-old Nicolas Georgiou's death was a dissection of the thoracic aorta, while the other three victims succumbed to multiple traumas.

The 44-year-old faces charges of causing death by negligence and running a red light. Despite his claim of passing on a green light, video footage contradicts this, showing the double cab speeding through a red light. The suspect, currently in six-day custody, denies road rage as a contributing factor, as indicated by preliminary tests at the accident scene. The investigation will present all testimonial material before the prosecutor, who will decide how to proceed with the case as the detention order of the 44-year-old expires on Monday.

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