A young woman in the passenger seat was killed on New Year’s Day just one hour after the stroke of midnight when she and the driver of the vehicle were violently ejected from their seats following a collision in Larnaca district.
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According to police, a male driver with a female passenger aged in their early 20’s got involved in an accident along a rural road in Larnaca district near an UNFICYP memorial on Saturday early morning around 1am.
The car veered off the road and went into a ditch, before getting back into traffic and colliding with a car moving in the opposite lane
Police said 20-year-old Gabriella Savva from Oroklini was a front seat passenger in a car driven by a 24-year-old male, when he lost control of the steering wheel under circumstances still pending investigation along a rural road from Lymbia to Larnaca.
Officials said the car veered off the road, with the southbound vehicle initially going into a ditch and being dragged some 50 meters before getting back into traffic and colliding with a car moving in the opposite lane.
Following the collision, Savva and the driver were both violently ejected from the vehicle. They were rushed to the Emergency Room at Larnaca General Hospital where doctors pronounced the young woman dead on arrival.
Additional reports said a woman initially thought to be the driver of the other vehicle was at the scene when police arrived, but officers later determined the car involved in the accident was driven by a 47-year-old male who appeared to have driven away in the vehicle provided by the female.
Doctors said the 24-year-old driver had broken several bones, with his condition described as serious but out of any immediate danger.