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Solider 19, killed, another injured in car crash

Solider 19, killed, another injured in car crash

A 19-year-old soldier was killed and a second seriously injured in a car accident on the Limassol-Platres road, police confirmed on Thursday.

Evangelos Yiannopoulos was sitting in the passenger seat when the car hit the protective barrier and fell into a ditch.

Emilios Kafas from the Limassol traffic police said that the incident took place around 2pm, when the driver lost control of the vehicle which slid into the opposite lane before violently crashing against the barriers and overturning by the side of the road.

The young men were freed from the vehicle by the fire service and taken to Limassol general hospital, where one was pronounced dead.

According to Kafas, the driver has suffered multiple broken bones and despite being in a serious condition, “looks to be out of danger”.

The police are seeking any information regarding the accident, but at first glance, he said, it seems that the car was going at such a speed where it would be impossible to prevent injuries or death, even if both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts.

Kafas also said that forensics will show whether the driver attempted to brake or avoid crashing.

“Our main concern is for everyone to follow the laws and regulations set out by the traffic code, and unfortunately some people do not comply, resulting in tragedies such as this”.

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