Proper driving behavior, compliance with the Traffic Code and the appropriate equipment, were the main factors that saved the life of a police motorcyclist, who was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, while on duty.
A police announcement states that the accident happened around 3:20 p.m. near the Apollonio Medical Center in Nicosia, “when the service motorcycle driven by the 44-year-old policeman, heading from Archangelou Avenue to Elias Papakyriakou Avenue, under conditions under investigation, collided with a tanker moving in the opposite direction. on the right, blocking the free movement of the motorcycle “.
In the violent collision, “the service motorcycle overturned and was cut in two, while its driver was thrown into the air, hit a vehicle coming from the opposite side of the road, and then got stuck in the lower part of the vehicle and was dragged to the ground.”
The 44-year-old police officer was then transported by ambulance to the Nicosia General Hospital, where he was given first aid.
It should be noted that the fact that he complied with the speed limit and the Traffic Code, but also thanks to the protective uniform he wore, was saved by abrasions and bruises and was discharged from the Hospital.
The Police reminds once again the vulnerable road users and especially the motorcyclists that:
Riding a motorcycle / moped requires even more concentration, experience, as well as a good level of fitness, compared to driving a car, as the driver's body is much more involved in movement.
We wear a helmet on every move. The helmet can save us from serious head injuries in the event of a fall.
It is also necessary to use a special leather uniform, especially with built-in airbags that protected us in case of a fall.
We take care of the excellent maintenance of our motorcycle (change of tires at the foreseen intervals, regular service, etc.)
A big mistake that motorcyclists usually make is to try, and often “blackmail”, overtaking from the left. We always pass from the right and with the utmost care, as the driver in the car in front may not have even noticed us, probably because we are moving in the “blind” spot or otherwise “dead zone” of the side mirror.
In any case, we avoid driving between two rows of cars, which is usually observed when there are queues at traffic lights.
We always keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
We always avoid abrupt maneuvers. If the conditions require a maneuver, we attempt it only after we have previously controlled the movement and we have announced our intention with the corresponding flash.
We are very careful not to violate the stops at intersections, because there are frequent road accidents.
The police also state that “it is good, especially on days without sunshine, to have the traffic lights of our motorcycle on, because that way we become better visible to the drivers of the cars”.