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23 October, 2020
 
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One driver dead, two injured over the weekend

Local man hits a tree after bumping into a parked vehicle, two female drivers injured in wrong way crash

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A male driver was killed in a road accident on Saturday after he bumped into a parked vehicle while two women on Sunday were seriously injured when a wrong way driver caused an accident on the highway.

According to local media, 61-year-old Andreas Kouzapas from Athienou, was driving his car late night Friday along the Koshi-Athienou highway, Larnaca district, when a few minutes after midnight he bumped into another vehicle parked on the left side of the road.

Car veers off after minor collision

After the initial impact, described by police as a minor collision, Kouzapas’ car then veered off the road, striking the guardrail and crashing into a tree. He was later pronounced dead at the Emergency Room at Larnaca General Hospital.

Police said a 28-year-old local male, who was the driver of the parked vehicle, told officers he had experienced mechanical problems and pulled to the side. He was reportedly injured in the incident and received treatment by emergency medics.

Car drives wrong way on highway

On Sunday, two women also described as locals got involved in an accident in Limassol, when a 53-year-old female driver drove the wrong way on the Limassol-Nicosia highway after midnight around 12:30am.

The wrong-way vehicle collided on the highway near Governor’s Beach with another car driven by a 22-year-old woman from Nicosia.

Local media described the head-on collision as a violent crash with both drivers rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital with multiple injuries and fractures.

No information about alcohol tests was included in the initial reports, while police told Knews all access roads to the highway were marked properly.

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