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Driver suspected of abandoning scene of accident arrested at airport

July 10, 2019 at 7:44am
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A 20 year old man was arrested at Larnaca Airport in connection with suspected traffic offences in the Nicosia district over the weekend.

The arrest follows an accident at around 7 pm on Saturday when the driver of a car collided with another vehicle driven by a 62 year old man, and then abandoned the scene of the accident on foot.

The driver of the other vehicle and his 59 year old passenger were taken to hospital. The man was discharged after receiving first aid and the woman remained in hospital for treatment until midday on Tuesday.

Investigating the accident, police obtained testimony on the identity of the first driver. He was arrested at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday at Larnaca Airport as he was preparing to leave the country.