Update: Fatal accident involving a British couple in Kardamena
11/07/12 – Press Release
Traffic accident with a fatal injury, Kos
On the evening of 10/07/2012 in Kardamena Kos a car with passengers driven by a 20 year old Ukrainian foreign national, was diverted from its course and went off the road and hit two foreign nationals from Great Britain (one man and one woman) aged 67 and 62 years respectively, who were stood on the side walk.
The result of the road accident was that the 62 year old woman was fatally insured and the 67 year old man suffered minor injuries.
The 20 year old driver was arrested.
The circumstances and causes of road accident are being investigated by the Police Department Herakleidon (Kos island).
Police Press Release
Other information reported in the media here on Kos:
It is said that the car was a jeep and was driving at high speed with the driver being a 19 year old Ukrainian and 3 Ukrainian passengers who were all apprentices in one of the large hotel complexes.
It is said that the jeep came around the corner at high speed when the driver had lost control, the English couple had been sitting in the shade when the car had hit the couple (and it is said that the car dragged the woman along the road and then hit a tree)
It is also known that the couple have been regular visitors to Kardamena resort for over 10 -15 years
The latest news is that the 20 year old Ukrainian has been released from Police custody pending further investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family at this sad time
The Kos Explorer Team