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British woman riding in the back of a pickup truck injured in late night Peyia accident


A young British woman was seriously injured on Sunday night after she was ejected from the back of a pickup truck following a collision in Paphos.

Reports said a 21-year-old British national, who is a permanent resident of Cyprus, was riding in the bed of a pickup truck on Sunday night around 11:30pm in Peyia, Paphos district.

At one point, the pickup truck which was driven by a 33-year-old British male, also Cypriot resident, collided with a parked vehicle, went out of control, and hit a fence outside a residence.

Police told Knews the woman fell out of the pickup truck at the initial moment of the collision

Police told Knews the woman fell out of the pickup truck at the initial moment of the collision, while additional media reports said another British male was also riding in the back but it was not clear whether he had been injured.

Police officers administered a Breathalyzer test on the driver, with results showing 57mg which is twice the legal limit set at 22mg.

The driver is said to be facing charges including driving under the influence and transporting passengers in an unsafe manner.

The woman was said to be in serious condition with multiple fractures but out of any immediate danger.

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