A tour bus carrying high school students to Paphos risked tipping over when it collided with a tow truck in Limassol, while kids and teachers were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.
According to media reports, the bus was en route to Paphos on Friday afternoon, carrying 32 students and three teachers back home after a daytrip in the capital.
While on the Agia Fyla interchange, around 5:30pm, the bus slammed onto the back of a tow truck, shuttering the front window to pieces. The bus then swerved to the left towards the guard rail, almost running the risk of tipping over according SigmaLive.
The bus swerved to the left almost tipping over but the driver eventually managed to bring the bus back on the road
The driver eventually managed to bring the bus back on the road, colliding a second time with the tow truck and coming to a complete stop on the right side of the motorway.
There were no reports of serious injuries according to Cyprus News Agency (CNA), while a number of students and teachers were taken to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital for precautionary reasons. No updates were immediately available on Saturday morning.
The head of traffic police in Limassol, Michalis Michael, told reporters that there was a bottleneck in the area at the time of the accident and the road was slippery due to rain.
Michael also said that bottlenecks have been causing for years serious traffic problems in the area, especially near the roundabouts of Agia Fyla and Polemidia.
CID Limassol are investigating the circumstances of the accident.