Cyclist killed in hit-and-run in south Cyprus

A young cyclist lost his life in a road accident at the Aglantzia area of Nicosia in south Cyprus in the early hours of Saturday, with the driver fleeing the scene.

Greek Cypriot police on Saturday said that a 25-year-old cyclist, a Romanian national identified as Cristian Rosu, was killed after a collision with a car whose driver fled the scene following the crash.

The incident took place at approximately 5:00am on Saturday on Rik Avenue in Nicosia right next to the state broadcaster’s building.

Under conditions which are currently being investigated, an unknown person hit Rosu’s bicycle, which ultimately resulted in the cyclist’s death. This was confirmed when he was taken to Nicosia general hospital.

Rosu, a private sector employee, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nicosia General Hospital, some time later.

He appears not to have been wearing a helmet.

Authorities said they were looking for a black vehicle and are shifting through CCTV footage in the area, but the public, as they said, will be decisive in locating the driver.

They are calling on anyone who might have seen something and has any information, to come forward, calling 22-802023, the Citizen’s Line at 1460 or report it to the nearest police station.

Thirty people have been killed in 28 separate road accidents this year. Dozens have been injured, many critically.

A post-mortem will establish exact cause of death.

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