British tourist ‘runs down and kills Swedish mother as he overtook a car while drunk’ in Ayia Napa

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British tourist, 25, ‘runs down and kills Swedish mother with a seaside buggy on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car while drunk’ in Ayia Napa

  • The British tourist allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, while she was strolling throughout a pedestrian crossing in Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • The Briton, who fled the scene on foot after the incident, was arrested by police
  • Pamdahl had been on vacation together with her five-year-old daughter in Cyprus 

By Rachael Bunyan For Mailonline

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A British tourist has been arrested in Cyprus after he allegedly ran down and killed a Swedish mother while driving a seaside buggy in the resort city of Ayia Napa final evening.

The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car while drunk and below the affect of hashish in the Mediterranean resort city on Wednesday evening, police mentioned on Thursday.

The Briton fled the scene on foot after the incident while Pamdahl, who was on vacation in Cyprus together with her five-year-old daughter, was rushed Famagusta normal hospital the place she was declared lifeless on arrival.

The mother, who’s from the Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, had left her daughter at their lodge below the supervision of an worker on the lodge’s playground in order that she might go to the native store to purchase some groceries, studies the Cyprus Times. But she by no means returned.

A British tourist has been arrested in Cyprus after he allegedly ran down and killed a Swedish mother while driving a seaside buggy in the resort city of Ayia Napa final evening. Pictured: The scene

The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car while drunk and below the affect of hashish in the Mediterranean resort city on Wednesday evening, police mentioned on Thursday. Pictured: The scene

Images from the scene present the twisted stays of the buggy stood horizontally throughout the highway subsequent to the pedestrian crossing and one other car. 

The man was driving a rental buggy and overtook a stopped car on Wednesday evening when he fatally hit Pamdahl, who had been strolling throughout a pedestrian crossing on Ayia Napa’s Nissi Avenue, police instructed the Cyprus Mail. 

‘A younger man driving the rental buggy overtook a stopped car, and hit the girl,’ a police spokesperson mentioned, including that the accident occurred at about 6pm native time.

The British tourist rapidly deserted his car and left a passenger inside however he was tracked down by police inside hours and arrested at 11.30pm native time. 

Police officers are seen on the scene of the crash in Ayia Napa on Wednesday evening

The Briton fled the scene on foot after the incident while Pamdahl, who was on vacation in Cyprus together with her five-year-old daughter, was rushed Famagusta normal hospital the place she was declared lifeless on arrival

Images from the scene present the twisted stays of the buggy stood horizontally throughout the highway subsequent to the pedestrian crossing and one other car

Officers carried out an alcohol check on the person and he was discovered to need to be 4 occasions over the authorized restrict. He additionally examined optimistic for hashish, police mentioned.

Pamdahl was killed while getting groceries for herself and her five-year-old daughter. Police have since contacted the kid’s father, who’s overseas, to journey to Cyprus to select up the kid. 

The lady is at the moment with officers of the Welfare Office and a youngster psychologist. 

Police sources instructed KNews that the British tourist, his passenger nor the driving force of the opposite car have been injured in the incident.  

The man is about to seem in courtroom on Thursday. 

The Swedish Foreign ministry has confirmed Pamdahl’s dying and has been contacted for additional remark.  

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