Man involved in fatal accident pleads guilty

first_imgA 34-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges relating the Larnaca road accident last week which killed a five-year-old girl is to be sentenced next week, police said on Monday.The girl’s three-year-old brother and her mother were both seriously injured in the accident.The suspect had been arrested last week after it emerged he had been driving under the influence of drugs and had fallen asleep at the wheel.The accident occurred on June 25 near Avdelero on the motorway between Rizoelia and Ayia Napa, when the car driven by the 34-year-old hit the back of the girl’s family’s twin cab pickup causing the father to lose control of the vehicle which overturned.He had been remanded for six days last week, after being tested positive for opioids. On Monday, when his remand expired, he was taken to court where he was charged with causing death by negligence, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving with expired road tax.The suspect pleaded guilty to all of the charges and is expected to be sentenced by the Larnaca district court on July 10.He will remain under custody at the central prisons until then.The man told officers following his arrest that he was being treated by a psychiatrist and was taking medicines. He said he had fallen asleep before the violent collision and woke up after his car came to a standstill some 200 metres down the road.The five-year-old girl died from severe head trauma sustained during the collision, while her mother and brother were also seriously injured in the incident. None of the children was wearing a seatbelt.  You May LikeNovelodgeTime Has Not Been Kind to Martial Artist Bolo Yeung At 72NovelodgeUndoGallery[Gallery] These Photos Show That Not All Parents Are Complete NerdsGalleryUndoCollegeBuzzoTop 10 College Degrees With Incredibly High SalariesCollegeBuzzoUndo Two days of music to dance toUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more