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

  • The British tourist allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, whilst she was walking across 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 holiday with her five-year-old daughter in Cyprus 

A British tourist has been arrested in Cyprus after he allegedly ran down and killed a Swedish mother whilst driving a beach buggy in the resort town of Ayia Napa last night.

The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car whilst drunk and under the influence of cannabis in the Mediterranean resort town on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

The Briton fled the scene on foot after the incident whilst Pamdahl, who was on holiday in Cyprus with her five-year-old daughter, was rushed Famagusta general hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

The mother, who is from the Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, had left her daughter at their hotel under the supervision of an employee at the hotel’s playground so that she could go to the local shop to buy some groceries, reports the Cyprus Times. But she never returned.

A British tourist has been arrested in Cyprus after he allegedly ran down and killed a Swedish mother whilst driving a beach buggy in the resort town of Ayia Napa last night. Pictured: The scene

A British tourist has been arrested in Cyprus after he allegedly ran down and killed a Swedish mother whilst driving a beach buggy in the resort town of Ayia Napa last night. Pictured: The scene

Images from the scene show the twisted remains of the buggy stood horizontally across the road next to the pedestrian crossing and another car. 

The man was driving a rental buggy and overtook a stopped car on Wednesday night when he fatally hit Pamdahl, who had been walking across a pedestrian crossing on Ayia Napa’s Nissi Avenue, police told the Cyprus Mail

‘A young man driving the rental buggy overtook a stopped car, and hit the woman,’ a police spokesperson said, adding that the accident occurred at about 6pm local time.

The British tourist quickly abandoned his vehicle and left a passenger inside but he was tracked down by police within hours and arrested at 11.30pm local time. 

The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car whilst drunk and under the influence of cannabis in the Mediterranean resort town on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday

The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a pedestrian crossing as he overtook a car whilst drunk and under the influence of cannabis in the Mediterranean resort town on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday

Officers conducted an alcohol test on the man and he was found to have to be four times over the legal limit. He also tested positive for cannabis, police said.

Pamdahl was killed whilst getting groceries for herself and her five-year-old daughter. Police have since contacted the child’s father, who is abroad, to travel to Cyprus to pick up the child. 

The girl is currently with officials of the Welfare Office and a child psychologist. 

Police sources told KNews that the British tourist, his passenger nor the driver of the other vehicle were injured in the incident.  

The man is set to appear in court on Thursday.  

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Source: dailymail

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