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Two deaths, one critical in three road accidents, including hit and run (update)


Two people died on the roads and a teenager is in critical condition following three separate accidents in the space of a few hours last night.

One of them was a hit and run as a driver run over a 59 year old pedestrian in the Mesogi area of Pafos just before 11 in the evening and abandoned the scene.

The victim is Merab Maglakedidze from Georgia, a resident of the city.

He was hit while crossing the street, along with two other compatriots, suffering critical injuries. The man was rushed to the Paphos General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Authorities have secured an arrest warrant for the driver of the vehicle and they’re being sought.

As they investigate the cause of the accident, police have launched an appeal to anyone who might have seen or know anything about the accident to contact Pafos traffic at 26-806112, the closest station or the Citizen hotline at 1460.

Half an hour past midnight, an Israeli tourist was killed in Ayia Napa.

Sixty eight year old Tzvi Poghal was driving an electronic scooter from the town’s centre to Ayia Thekla when under as yet unidentified circumstances, he veered into the opposite lane of traffic and collided head on with a vehicle driven by a 26 year old man.

The victim was thrown onto the tarmac, suffering critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Famagusta General Hospital.

The driver underwent a narc test and was found positive to methamphetamines.

In Limassol, a 19 year old motorcyclist is fighting for his life after his way was blocked by a vehicle in an accident at 40 minutes past midnight.

The car was driven by a 23 year old woman, who underwent a breathalyzer test with a zero indication.

The teenager, who was not wearing a protective helmet, was thrown off his bike, hit the pumper of the car and landed on the street.

He was initially rushed to the Limassol General and due to the seriousness of his condition, he was transferred to the Nicosia General where he was intubated and is being treated in the intensive care unit.

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