A young mother and her two-year-old boy were injured in Larnaca on Sunday when a drunk driver reportedly entered the opposite lane and caused a head-on collision.
According to police, two cars were involved in a front collision on Sunday afternoon, with the two drivers, a 33-year-old male and a 22-year-old female as well as her young child all being rushed to the Emergence Room at Larnaca General Hospital.
The driver, a Romanian national living in Aradippou according to sources, was driving on Andrea Souroukli Street in Livadia around 4:30pm, when his vehicle crossed his lane and collided with another vehicle driving in the opposite direction.
A secondary test on the male driver at the hospital was inconclusive, with police initially arresting him on probable cause but later releasing him
The woman in the other vehicle, a Greek Cypriot from Pyla, reportedly had her 2-year-old son fastened in a child restraint, while it was not clear whether the boy was forward or rear facing.
As a result of the collision, the child had a fractured bone in the lower right leg while his mother suffered a shin splint according to police. The male driver was also injured in the accident with reports saying he sustained a concussion.
Police said the drivers underwent a Breathalyzer test on the spot, with the woman being cleared of any influence of alcohol while the man’s breath showed 121mg, which was over five times the 22mg limit.
A secondary test on the male driver at the hospital was inconclusive, with police initially arresting him on probable cause but later releasing him with the intention of pressing charges at a later stage.