A 23 year old motorcyclist, Antonis Leonti from Yeri, is the latest fatality on the island’s roads.
Leonti was killed at around 2.15pm on Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue in Strovolos.
Police said that the motorcycle he was driving, under conditions that are being investigated, appeared to have veered off course, overturned and collided into an iron barrier in the road before coming to a stop in a ditch on the left side of the road. Police believe the motorcyclist may have lost control of his bike because of excessive speed.
The young man was rushed to the Nicosia General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a helmet.
The road was cut off for about two hours due to the accident.
Police are investigating the exact causes of the accident.