New information and some unknowns have emerged in Thursday’s deadly collision in downtown Nicosia, where a delivery driver from Bangladesh was killed when his path was blocked by a turning vehicle.
Md Sunny Hossen, a 26-year-old delivery driver from Bangladesh, was killed on Thursday night just before 10pm when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old female.
According to police traffic director Tasos Ashikkis, who spoke on AlphaNews Live, the car with two male passengers was moving westbound on Salaminos Avenue around 9:50pm when it arrived at a traffic light intersection opposite Stasinou Avenue.
As the motorcycle was moving eastbound, the vehicle made a right turn onto Archbishop Makariou II, blocking the path of Hossen who was killed in the ensuing collision.
Asked by a journalist whether the young woman attempted to drive away before crashing into a second car, Ashikkis declined to speculate but said nothing had been ruled out
“After that, the driver of the vehicle continued her course with a rightward direction and crashed head-on with a stationary vehicle that was idling in traffic,” Ashikkis said.
Asked by an AlphaNews TV anchor whether the young woman attempted to drive away before crashing into a second car, Ashikkis declined to speculate, citing an ongoing investigation.
“This incident that I have just described to you is a preliminary assessment of what took place, and we are going to seek to establish what happened as things unfold,” he said.
Police have called on members of the public who may have information about the incident to come forward.
No arrests have been made in the case.
Ashikkis said police have not ruled out anything, with the official adding that the investigation would also include seeking any camera footage in the area.
A young male adult in the front passenger seat was said to have suffered serious injuries, while another 22-year-old man in the back seat was not injured.
Ashikkis also said police were unsure whether Hossen had been wearing his protective helmet, which was found at the scene, while it also remained unclear whether seat belts had been used inside the vehicle.
Media outlets reported that the driver was said to have taken preliminary tests for drugs and alcohol but no information was included in the police report.