A truck driver transporting bottled water in rural Limassol was killed on Friday when he failed to negotiate a curve on a mountain road exactly where other road fatalities took place in the past.
According to police, 32-year-old Greek national Athanasios Tsiamis was driving his truck along the Troodos-Limassol road on Friday morning when he got involved in an accident around 9:45am.
Police said they were looking into whether the driver was using his seat belt, while investigators will also carry out a mechanical inspection of the vehicle
Traffic police official Marios Charalambous said the driver appeared to have lost control of the steering wheel when he failed to negotiate a curve.
“At some point just before Moniatis village, on a right turn and under circumstances still pending investigation, he lost control of his vehicle which overturned,” Charalambous said, adding that the truck was dragged 50 meters on its left side and came to a still at a concrete retaining wall.
Tsiamis was reportedly crushed by his own truck while fire fighters who rushed to the scene managed to pull him out of the wreckage. He was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
Police said they were looking into whether the driver was using his seat belt, while Charalambous also said state mechanics would carry out an inspection of the vehicle.
Charalambous also pointed out that other serious road incidents had taken place at exactly the same location in the past.
Tsiamis worked for a transportation company. He leaves behind a pregnant wife.