Lorry Overturns on Mountain Road

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his articulated lorry overturned on the Degirmenlik-Kyrenia mountain road on Wednesday afternoon.

The mountain road, which serves a number of quarries, is the scene of frequent traffic accidents.

The driver, on his way to a quarry, veered off the road and struck a concrete bunker, overturning and seriously damaging the cabin. This was to avoid striking the vehicle in front which had braked suddenly. The driver, aged 60, was taken to Nicosia State Hospital. He was fortunate enough not to sustain serious injury.

Traffic was stopped on both sides of the road and a clean up operation was launched to remove oil spilled from the overturned truck.

Meanwhile police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Kibris Gazetesi

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