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Motorcyclist critical after Coral Bay crash

A 32-year-old man from Paphos is fighting for his life after the motorbike he was riding collided head-on with a car at Coral Bay in Peyia late on Sunday night.

The incident – which comes around 24 hours after another 25-year-old motorcyclist from nearby Geroskipou was killed after losing control of his bike – is currently being looked into by traffic police in Paphos.

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According to witnesses, the 32-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car which had been overtaking another vehicle at the time and had gone into the opposite lane. The car was being driven by a 21-year-old Romanian man.

The rider of the motorbike, who was not wearing a crash helmet, was rushed to Paphos General Hospital before he was transferred to Nicosia General Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.

He is currently in intensive care after suffering serious brain trauma and internal bleeding.

Doctors say his condition is critical.

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