1980’s ‘Modern Romance’ Band Member, Andy Kyriacou, Instructs Lawyers
A singer, who rose to fame in the 1980’s, has now spoken of how his life has ‘changed drastically’ after being seriously injured when his motorbike was hit by a lorry in Cyprus.
Andy Kyriacou, 63, a member of the pop band ‘Modern Romance’ was on holiday in Cyprus in August 2019 when he was hit by an HGV whilst sat stationary on his motorbike on the hard-shoulder of a motorway.
Andy, from London, sustained serious injuries to his right leg in the accident, including a fracture and open wounds. He still continues to suffer with ongoing pain and discomfort.
Following the crash in August 2019, Andy instructed expert international serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate, advise and help him access the specialist rehabilitation, support and therapies that he requires because of the accident.
The lorry driver’s insurers, who are based in Cyprus, have admitted that the collision was caused by the negligence of the lorry driver.
Expert Opinion“Andy had been excited at the prospect of a well-earned trip to Cyprus, but his holiday was brought to an abrupt end when he was struck by the lorry.
The injuries that Andy has suffered through no fault of his own have had a profound impact on not only him, but also upon his family. He continues to be affected by the accident and now requires specialist rehabilitation for his injuries to help him recover to the fullest extent possible.
Andy’s case is a vivid reminder of the need for all drivers, in the UK and abroad, to ensure that they take care on the roads at all times.”
Gemma Newton - Chartered Legal Executive
Andy travelled to Cyprus in July 2019 for a six-week holiday. On 9 August 2019, 15 days into the holiday, he was out on his motorbike when he pulled into the hard-shoulder off the Limassol-Nicosia highway near Alambra.
He was stationary when the Cypriot-insured lorry veered to the left, off the carriageway and on to the hard-shoulder, colliding with him and his motorbike.
Andy was taken to hospital for treatment and was found to have sustained a tibial fracture, alongside a severe soft tissue injury to his right leg. He remained in hospital for five days and, following his discharge, was cared for in Cyprus.
More than two-and-a-half years on, Andy still has ongoing symptoms which restrict his ability to walk, stand and kneel, amongst other things. He has been unable to return to his pre-accident hobbies of football or going out on his motorbike. He is also unable to jog, which he enjoyed prior to the crash, and his work as a performer has been negatively affected.
Andy said: “Prior to the crash, I was thoroughly enjoying my relaxing trip away in Cyprus.
“My whole holiday was turned upside down the moment that the lorry hit me. I still vividly remember the impact.
“Since that day, my life has changed quite drastically. The injuries affect me every single day; even simple things like walking and kneeling can leave me in pain.
“The consequences of the accident have been difficult to accept. I’m used to being out on stage performing and this has sadly had to take a back seat over the past few years.
“I know there’s nothing I can do to change what’s happened and what I continue to go through, but I’m grateful for all the support I’ve had from family, friends and my lawyers. I just hope that lessons can be learned from this accident, so at least something positive can come out of it.”
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