This is the holidaymaker who was run over and killed on a crosswalk in Ayia Napa by a beach buggy allegedly driven by a British man high on drugs.
Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, had left her five-year-old daughter in the kids’ club at the hotel where she was staying so she could visit a local supermarket.
But as she was crossing the road in the seaside town of Ayia Napa, she was hit by the black and red buggy, which was driven by a man, according to police, Manraj Singh Sidhu, 25, from Bedfordshire.
Camilla, who was from Gothenburg, Sweden, had arrived in Cyprus on April 29 with her daughter for a week’s vacation and was staying at the Sunwing Family resort, which is owned by Sweden.
Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, (pictured) was run over and killed on a crosswalk in Ayia Napa by a beach buggy allegedly driven by a British man high on drugs
Police believe 25-year-old Manraj Singh Sidhu from Bedfordshire was high on drugs and beat a mother of a child while driving a beach buggy.
Footage of the scene shows the twisted remains of the buggy standing horizontally across the road next to the zebra crossing and another car
Paramedics arrived on the scene and she was taken to nearby Famagusta Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Manager Louis Misseris told MailOnline: ‘It’s very sad. I saw the accident when I got to the hotel and saw that the road was blocked by the police.
‘I decided to go and see if it wasn’t one of our guests, because the zebra crossing is just outside the hotel and the police couldn’t say anything at first.
“After about an hour or so, one of the kids’ club staff told us that a little girl hadn’t been picked up and then we realized the victim was one of our guests.
‘The police gave us the name and we checked and she was staying with us – she had arrived the Friday before and had to leave a week later.
Restaurant owner Theodora Marinova, who was working at the time, said, “I’ve heard and seen everything. I took one of the tablecloths from the restaurant to make her more comfortable and the doctor held her hand.”
He added: “It’s so awful – she had dinner here with her daughter a few days earlier.” Pictured: Camilla Christina Pamdahl with her husband Jonas
“She had just taken the chance to go shopping and left her daughter at the club for a few minutes. It’s very sad. The father came to pick her up the next day and bring her back to Sweden.
“We informed the guests about what had happened and everyone was shocked, we are thinking about putting some flowers on the stage in the coming days.”
Restaurant owner Theodora Marinova, who was working at the time, said, “I’ve heard and seen everything. I was getting ready for the evening shift when I heard a huge bang.
‘I looked out and saw the buggy and a car on the crosswalk and so I ran to see if I could help, some people in the restaurant who were having dinner came too.
‘I saw a woman lying on the floor and there were two boys in the buggy, one looked injured and the driver shook him as if to wake him up and then they both jumped out and ran.
One of them ran right past me and the next moment a doctor from the hotel where the lady was staying came to help.
Police officers were seen Wednesday night at the crash site in Ayia Napa
The Briton fled on foot after the incident, while Pamdahl, who was on holiday in Cyprus with her five-year-old daughter, was rushed to Famagusta Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The crash site shows the mangled beach buggy next to a car in Ayia Napa
“I took one of the tablecloths from the restaurant to make her more comfortable and the doctor held her hand.
“The ambulance came very quickly and they took her to the hospital, but I heard she didn’t make it. It’s so awful – she had dinner here with her daughter a few days earlier.’
Sidhu appeared in court in nearby Paralimni yesterday, charged with causing death by dangerous driving and being under the influence of drugs.
Sidhu, from Shefford, Bedfordshire, was held in custody until next week as his parents sat in the back of court after being flown in to support him.
The 25-year-old man allegedly hit Camilla Christina Pamdahl, 46, on a crosswalk when he overtook a car while drunk and under the influence of cannabis in the Mediterranean resort on May 4, police said. Pictured: the scene
The British tourist quickly exited his vehicle and let a passenger in, but he was tracked down by police within hours and arrested at 11:30 p.m. local time, police say. Pictured: Ayia Napa’s Nissi Avenue
The rental buggy had overtaken a stationary car last week before fatally hitting Pamdahl on a crosswalk on Ayia Napa’s Nissi Avenue
Police say he tested positive for cannabis and he has also been charged with several other driving violations, including not having insurance and fleeing the scene of an accident.
Another witness, who asked not to be named, said: ‘There were at least two people in the buggy and they both ran away after the accident, but then one came back.
“It wasn’t the driver, it was the passenger and then the man who rents the sand buggies arrived and was here when the police arrived.”
Police later found Sidhu after he released his photo and asked for help locating him and he was found around 11:30 PM almost five hours after the incident.
A Cypriot police source told MailOnline: ‘We spoke to the passenger and he gave us a statement. He is not facing any action at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.”
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